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Lindsay Lohan Crash

Truck Driver Claims

Bribe Offered for Silence

6/9/2012 8:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The guy driving the giant truck that got rear ended by Lindsay Lohan Friday tells TMZ ... LiLo was trying to flee the scene and when he tried to stop her ... her people tried to buy his silence.

Lindsay was driving on the PCH yesterday when she collided with a semi-truck driven by James (we're leaving out his last name). Lohan was trailed by a Cadillac Escalade (which James refers to as a limousine) ... driven by someone connected with her Lifetime movie.

James tells TMZ after the accident, he called 911 as Lindsay and her male assistant got out of the Porsche and into the Escalade. James says the assistant picked up a pink bag, "filled it up with something" and then put clothes on top of it.

James claims the driver of the Escalade was trying to keep him away from the SUV.  James says he wanted to exchange info with Lindsay (whom he did not recognize) but it was apparent to him she was about to flee the scene.

James says the Escalade driver offered him money, saying they could "go to the bank" and withdraw some cash.

James says  the Escalade driver and Lindsay's assistant put on a full court press: "Him and the guy took me across the street and told me this was some kind of famous person and they didn't want to be in the media. But I'd already called 911 because they were trying to get away from the scene. But they packed a bag and then the limousine driver told me, 'Don't mention the bag to the cops.'"

Steve Honig, Lindsay's rep, tells TMZ, "Lindsay is cooperating fully with law enforcement. She has answered all their questions and provided them with everything they have asked for."

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121.

2percent    

I have no love for Lindsay, but I despise opportunistic bastards who are looking to cash in on an accident. He obviously saw that it was someone famous or rich and is reaching for his 15 minutes and a little cash.

811 days ago
122.

craig    

"DONT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE BAG!!!"lolololol,yeaaaa OK...that's exactly what he said,you had a story until you said that lol

811 days ago
123.

Good riddance!    

You know the people at Lifetime are absolutely cringing and squirming hard right now!

811 days ago
124.

Ricky Ogima    

I believe the guy

811 days ago
125.

andy    

It's clearly obvious, that Lindsay's car ran into the truck, . . . NOT the other way around. Truck driver "James" has absolutely nothing to worry about!!!

811 days ago
126.

dreamon    

All she needed to do was exchange information and there would be no story.

811 days ago
127.

janet    

Lohan has burned everyone who has tried to help her cut her break and she slaps them in the face and kicks them right in the teeth. Like she's doing them a favor.


Lifetime cut her a major break did her a favor and instead of simply saying thank-you she pulls this.


I agree I don't see her getting hired after this. She is simply not worth it and doesn't have the acting talent.

811 days ago
128.

logan    

Seems like a truthful man. Especially when he says it was all caught on the 911 tape. Now we all know that pink bag just contained makeup, tampons, cigs, lighter, crack and tissues, Opps sorry no crack here. Wasn't even her bag. Probably wasn't even her in the accident. She was probably on the east coast at the time of the accident. Wait who are we talking about again?

811 days ago
129.

smiley    

When the guy loses his job because he accepted money to tell his bogus story against company policy it will be all his fault.

811 days ago
130.

richardwww    

And the award for the dumbest BS of the year goes to.....JAMES especially for his gem..."Don't mention the bag to the cops" LOL! TMZ you sure can pick dimwits..

811 days ago
131.

Smarg    

Take her money that she made from Playboy.

811 days ago
132.

richardwww    

of course the truck driver is worried, Lindsays car had severe damage mainly to the right front passenger side thats why he touted his BS to TMZ.

811 days ago
133.

Cartman    

She's gonna kill someone with a car some day.

811 days ago
134.

Heidi    

It's unbelievable how envy comes into play when those that who are more well known & wealthier than others. It appears that those chatters/posters without the notability & wealth of others 'always' are trying to take the ones who do have it, down including TMZ.....
ENVY!!!
“If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”

811 days ago
135.

Rich    

Why would the truck driver lie? he has no reason too. Lohan has lots of reason to lie. she is trash. I hope the cops following up in this accident.

811 days ago
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