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Lindsay Lohan Crash

Truck Driver Says

It Was ALL HER FAULT

6/9/2012 4:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The guy driving the truck Lindsay Lohan smashed into yesterday tells TMZ ... any idea that he is to blame for the accident is pure BS ... and he has the witnesses to prove it was all LiLo's fault. 

As TMZ first reported, Lindsay was taken to the hospital following a nasty wreck on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica and sources close to Lindsay have told TMZ ... Lindsay feels the 18-wheeler cut her off.

But when we asked James, the driver of the semi-truck, about that idea ... he emphatically denied it and claims he has multiple witnesses that saw Lindsay "flying" down the highway. James says he couldn't have cut Lindsay off because he was already in the right lane when the accident occurred. 

James previously told us Lindsay's people tried to bribe him at the scene of the accident in an effort to keep him quiet about the whole thing.

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151.

KardASSian Butt    

@Mumra - you have inspired me to get a new meme for gossip sites. After all, its not a total lie. I am a tiny, curvy girl in the San Fernando Valley so why not run with it. I'm also a Trekkie - other Trekkies will get this.

829 days ago
152.

janet    

Oh yeah, Lohans screwed. I don't doubt this man for 1 second. She hit him and it's automatically her fault despite what she says no way around that. Plus, in her own words she was driving.

This man has no reason to lie. He did the right thing and called 911 right away. Yeah, this man had no idea who she even was. Sure, he's going to risk his job, career for chump change from Lohan don't think so.


Lohan can't blame anyone and don't even think about spinning this. How scared is she about her probation.

829 days ago
153.

TheMarshmallowMan    

HAN Biography of Civil Disobedience
October 4, 2005: Lindsay, then 19, crashes her Mercedes into the passenger side of a van that was pulling into traffic in West Hollywood. Lindsay, her passenger and the driver of the van were briefly hospitalized for minor injuries. She is not ticketed.
Jan. 4, 2006: Tells Vanity Fair she has an eating disorder and has used drugs.
July 26, 2006: Lindsay is hospitalized for “heat exhaustion” while filming ‘Georgia Rule’, though it’s widely assumed she’s actually just hungover and/or still drunk, and the movies producer writes an open letter telling her to knock it off.
Dec. 1, 2006: Dina Lohan tells Ryan Seacrest that Lindsay is in AA, but not because she has a problem. She says Lindsay only goes to meetings to hang out with her friends.
Dec. 12, 2006: Lindsay tells People she’s been in AA for a year and hasn’t had a drink in a week.
January 17, 2007: checks into drug rehab for the first time.
February 16, 2007: checks out of rehab, immediately goes to a bar until 4am.
March 6, 2007: is taped using cocaine in the bathroom of a London club.
March 16, 2007: parties and drinks champagne at a club in New York. She’s still underage at this point.
May 15, 2007: reportedly stole over $10,000 in clothes and jewelry from a 22-year-old model named Lauren Hastings.
May 26, 2007: is arrested for drunk driving after crashing her Mercedes convertible in Beverly Hills at 5:30am. She then left the scene of the accident. Police also found a “usable” amount of cocaine in her car. It’s her third car crash in two years.
May 28, 2007: checks into drug rehab for the second time.
July, 14, 2007: checks out of rehab. That very same day she goes to Vegas and parties at Pure.
July 24, 2007: while high on cocaine, Lindsay goes on a high speed chase in a stolen Denali down PCH, reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour, that ends when a woman calls Santa Monica police saying Lohan is trying to run her down with a car. Lindsay is arrested on five counts, including driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended license and possession of narcotics. Police again find cocaine, this time in her pocket. Lindsay tells police they aren’t her pants.
July 25, 2007: checks into drug rehab for the third time.
August 3, 2007: a report says Lindsay lost a Louis Vuitton endorsement deal because she kept stealing their clothes during photo shoots.
August 23, 2007: Lohan gets charged with seven misdemeanor counts for her two DUI arrests earlier that year. She reaches a plea deal, saying she would spend one day in jail, serve 10 days of community service and complete a drug-treatment program. Lohan is placed on 36 months’ probation and required to complete an 18-month alcohol-education program and pay a $300 fine.
October 5, 2007: checks out of rehab for the third time.
November 15, 2007: begins her 1 day jail sentence, her punishment for getting two DUI’s just two months apart, including the car chase in a stolen car while high on coke. She’s released 84 minutes later due to overcrowding.
December 31, 2007: In a video posted on TMZ, Lohan drinks straight from a bottle of champagne while partying in Italy.
May 6, 2008: steals an $11,000 fur coat from a party in New York; is later photographed wearing it.
October 2008: a civil lawsuit is filed against Lindsay by three people who were in the Denali during her July 24, 2007, DUI arrest.
March 13, 2009: Warrant for her arrest issued regarding possible parole violations (alleged failure to attend counseling).
March 25, 2009: Lindsay is photographed wearing a stolen earring.
April 12, 2009: The cops are called after Lindsay tries to break into than girlfriends Samantha Ronsons house. No charges are ever filed.
March 16, 2009: Warrant is recalled after Lindsay’s lawyer clears up the “misunderstanding.”
June 16, 2009: after Lindsay does a photo shoot for Elle magazine, $400,000 in diamonds that were used in the shoot are missing.
October 16, 2009: Lohan shows up more than an hour late to a probation hearing in Beverly Hills for a progress review on her two DUI cases. She has yet to complete the alcohol counseling program she was ordered to attend in August, but is given another year to do so. The judge warns Lindsay she will go to jail if she keeps skipping meetings and “thumbing her nose” at the court.
February 8, 2010 According to her probation report, Lindsay failed a drug test a month after leaving rehab.
February 22, 2010: Lindsay admits to using cocaine.
April 14, 2010: skips a court ordered deposition related to civil suit. She is photographed out shopping.
April 21, 2010: misses a second deposition related to civil suit; says she couldn’t get a ride to court by 10 a.m. Was photographed at 2:30 a.m. leaving a club.
April 23, 2010: named a suspect in the theft of a $35,000 Rolex, is later photographed wearing it.
April 30, 2010: has yet to complete her alcohol education classes, which is a violation of her probation. She now has 8 days to complete her final 4 classes. These are the same classes she was ordered to attend in August of 2007. She was given 18 months to attend 13 classes. She’s attended 9 in three years.
May 4, 2010: shows up 22-minutes late for the third attempt at the civil-case deposition; was at Chateau Marmont the night before until 2am.
May 19, 2010: with 3 more alcohol education classes yet to be completed and only one day to do it, Lindsay goes to France and stays for almost a week. This is a direct violation of her probation.
May 20, 2010: Photos surface of Lindsay and what appears to be cocaine on a table and rolled up dollar bills in her hand
May 24, 2010: back in court, Lindsay is not sent to jail after repeatedly violating her probation, but instead is made to wear a bracelet to detect alcohol, a ban on drinking and random weekly drug testing.
June 8, 2010: her alcohol monitor bracelet goes off, indicating that Lindsay is drinking. An arrest warrant is issued, but she posts a $200,000 bail before it is carried out.
July 6, 2010: Lohan is sentenced to 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab for violating her probation and skipping her alcohol education classes. “I did everything that I was told to do and did the best I could,” Lindsay tells the judge.
July 20, 2010: Lindsay begins her 90 day jail sentence. 12 days later, she’s released due to over crowding.
August 2, 2010: begins her court ordered 90 day drug rehab. 23 days later, she’s released.
August 26, 2010: is given stricter probation terms, including random drug testing.
September 17, 2010: fails a drug test, testing positive for cocaine. This is a direct violation of her probation.
September 24, 2010: instead of going to jail, Lindsay is fitted with another alcohol detection bracelet and allowed to live at home while awaiting a full hearing for her parole violation.
October 22, 2010: is given yet another warning by a judge, and instead of jail, is again sent to rehab, this time for 90 days. Is told by the judge that if she drinks or violates her probation in any way, she will be sent to jail for 180 days. Later, her probation report would reveal that Lindsay drank while in rehab and tested positive for alcohol use one month after leaving rehab. No charges are ever filed.
December 12, 2010: Lindsay is allegedly caught sneaking out of rehab and going to a bar, and then hits the rehab staff member who confronts her.
January 3, 2011: Lohan finishes her fourth stay in rehab and moves into an apartment in Venice, California.
January 4, 2011: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department determines that Lindsay Lohan violated probation during her time in rehab by leaving the property, drinking, and assaulting a staff member. No charges are ever filed.
January 22, 2011: Lohan goes to a jewelry store with a friend who distracts the clerk while she steals a $2,500 necklace.
February 9, 2011: Lohan is charged with felony grand theft.
April 22, 2011: Lindsay is found guilty of violating her probation and sentenced to 120 days in jail.
May 11, 2011: Lindsay pleads no-contest to her theft charges, but is not given any additional jail time, and instead of beginning her 120 day sentence for parole violation, she will be allowed to serve that sentence at home with an electronic monitor for the next 35 days, and WILL STILL GET RELEASED EARLY DUE TO PRISON OVER CROWDING, even though she’s not actually in prison. Because of this, she will only “serve” about 14 days at her condo near the beach.
June 22, 2011: Hoping to conduct a “turn around” lifestyle interview with Matt Lauer and the Today Show, with segments on E!, Lindsay pulls the “Ultimate Diva” routine, and blows off the Lauer interview. Matt flew 3000 miles to conduct the interview.
June 23, 2011: Lindsay tests positive for alcohol allegedly consumed while conducting a “roof top” party for her friends at her Venice Beach apartment. During her house arrest, Lindsay conducted interviews, shot commercials, and read many scripts in her spare time, so she claims. Lindsay is to appear in court today with further recommendations by the County Probation Department
June 23rd, 2011- Lindsay Lohan admits to a hoarding disorder.
July 1, 2011- Lindsay Lohan is summoned to court for not completing her community service on time. The judge gives her a 1 year extension.
August 13, 2011- Lindsay Lohan gets plastered at Kim Kardashian wedding while Mom, Dina lohan, is seen feeding her daughter shots.
August 23, 2011- Lindsay Lohan sues Pitbull for mentioning her name in his song
September 14th, 2011- Lindsay Lohan makes a scene at a fashion event and throws a drink at an unsuspecting waitor which was meant for a photographer who later trashes her on twitter.
October 13th, 2011- Lindsay Lohan is kicked out of her community service due to lack of participation. She would not show up for days and when she did attend she would only stay for one hour and leave.
October 14th, 2011- Lindsay, after finding out that she has been skipping on community service, it is also found she is blowing off counseling which was mandated by the court. This is direct violation of her probation.
Oct 19th 2011- In court, Judge Saunter revokes bail and tells Lindsay directly to complete 16 hours of community at the Los Angelas county morgue to be started on October 20th.
Oct 20th 2011- Lindsay is a no show at the county morque. This is direct violation of the judges orders
Oct 25th 2011- Lindsay Lohan decide to pose fully nude in Playboy while mom, Dina, overlooks the photoshoot.
November 2nd 2011- Lindsay Lohan gets another slap on the wrist. The judge sentences her to 1 day in jail for violating her probation. She also must serve the rest of her community service at the morgue.
November 9th 2011- Lindsay Lohan checks into Los Angelas county jail and serves only 4 hours of her 30 day sentence due to "overcrowding."
January 10th, 2012- According to TMZ, the IRS hits Lindsay with a bill of $93,701.57 for owed back taxes.
February 15th, 2012 - IRS amends their lein aganst Lohan to include an additional $140k for taxes from 2010.
March 3rd, 2012- Lindsay tries to make her comeback on SNL. She later gets slammed by critics for reading cue cards. She later blames the writers of the show.
March 14th, 2012- Lindsay Lohan leaves a club and hits a man with her car and runs off. She later switches seats with her passenger. No charges were filed.
March 15th, 2011- Lindsay is seen the night after the alleged hit and run coming out of yet another Hollywood club.
March 18th. 2011- Lindsay Lohan puts herself under house arrest to avoid any trouble until her next court hearing.
March 29th, 2012- Lindsay Lohan has finally been taken of formal probation. She gets strict orders from the judge to quit clubbing and shapen up.
April 4th, 2012- Lindsay Lohan is involved in an alleged altercation and assault at The Standard Hotel and Night Club a few days after the judges warning. She denies that she was even there but 3 witnesses and a surveillance videos says otherwise. No charges are ever filed.
April 19th, 2012- Lindsay Lohan gets into yet another altercation at the same nightclub. A woman's friend alleges Lindsay threw her drink at her friend. Her father Michael who was present denies the story. No charges are ever filed.
April 23, 2012- Rosie O' Donnell slams Lindsay on the Today Show saying she is in no position to work and is horrible for the role of Liz Taylor. Michael Lohan fires back saying Rosie is a loser.
April 24, 2012- Lindsay Lohan is late to shoot her guest spot on Glee. Cast member later slams her on twitter saying it was unprofessional.
June 3rd, 2012- Reports come out slamming Lindsay Lohan portraying Elizabeth Taylor. Reports form people on set she is a mess, missing lines and constantly needs cigarette breaks.
June 8th, 2012- Lindsay Lohan is in a serious accident on the Pacific Coast Highway when she rear ends an 18 wheeler. Her and her assistant are rushed to the hospital with injuries and later released.
June 8th, 2012- The driver releases a statement saying Lindsay tried to escape the scene of the accident and payoff the driver.


Guys I am soon going to need a few pages

829 days ago
154.

hugh    

I think this was Lindsay's last hurrah. There's no getting out of this mess.. I also think this Lifetime movie will be her last acting job. She won't be able to get any studio to insure her.

829 days ago
155.

common sense    

Trucker wasn't doing 40 mph. sorry but most of the truckers I've seen on the highway are doing at least 65 mph and speeding. He is full of it.

829 days ago
156.

Jay    

I saw pics of Lindsay leaving the Chateau looking well lets just say less than sober the night or I should say the morning of this accident. I wonder if she was still hung over? Also why the hell does she need an entire production crew to follow her to set? Is that how they are making sure she is getting there on time?

829 days ago
157.

magmax    

@Help This Young Chum Bucket


It's time for you to get some diet shampoo (or better yet, real poo) and an orthopedic hat because your fat head needs correcting.

829 days ago
158.

Babydoll0630    

This bitch looks so haggard and older than me......I'm about to be 28. And I partied around 18-21......now I can drink still drink grown men under the table....but I look 16. I have hangovers that last for DAYS.....and don't look as haggard as her. I'm get mistaken for a "teen mom" all the time....

829 days ago
159.

VinnieScottx    

No matter what, Lindsay is at fault. She rear ended someone. It is a weird law but its true. Even if someone slammed on the breaks in from of her on purpose she would still be at fault, because she should have left enough room to stop no matter what happened.

829 days ago
160.

jc    

I'm pretty sure DaveZ is still looking up those big words that Murma used to describe him

829 days ago
161.

janet    

Lohan still can't drive worth a crap. She will kill somebody it just won't be herself. She is reckless which makes her dangerous.


This is not her only problem. The porche was a rental even with insurance that's going to be a chunk of change.


Lohans biggest problem is that she is already causing and costing production delays and the shoot wasn't even a week old. That didn't take long at all. I've posted before that Lifetime made a major mistake and that Lohan will end up costing them more money in production delays than her paycheck. She's off to a good start doing that.


She's burned damn near 10 years of primetime career never getting back. Lifetime cuts her a major break and this is the crap she pulls. It's already been reported she been a total nightmare even before shooting started and now this crap.


Lohan is a 26 year old grown woman who has not changed one bit. She is still prooving why Hollywood directors and producers will not even consider her let alone ever hire her. She is not worth the headaches and money she cost's in delays and simply doesn't have the acting talent.


This is alway her own doing.

829 days ago
162.

TheVolleyballGod    

I believe the black guy 100% I can just imagine what a brutal lethal illegal reckless speeder that Lohan meat head is

829 days ago
163.

Jay    

The actress was on her way to the Liz & Dick set with her assistant when she lost control of her rented vehicle. The good news is that, as of early Friday evening, Linds was back at work after being released from the hospital. The bad news? She wasn’t supposed to be behind the wheel, according to Liz & Dick producer Larry A. Thompson.

“When they went to pick her up today, for some reason she decided they (Lohan and her assistant) would get in her own car, so the limousine driver followed them,” Thompson tells Deadline. Filming, which was suspended immediately after the accident, has since resumed — but not without costing the production team. “There will be a production loss today, we are just trying to minimize the loss,” Thompson adds.

Has Thompson changed his mind? It sounds like the producer’s blood pressure is rapidly rising. “I was nervous before the movie started; now I’m just petrified. I was telling someone: Lindsay went to the doctor, and I should go see a psychiatrist.”

829 days ago
164.

Firefly    

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By Kat Giantis

Ruh-roh. One day after Lindsay Lohan slammed her Porsche into the back of a dump truck, rumblings of shady doings have surfaced. TMZ talked to the truck driver, who claims he was offered money to keep his mouth shut and believes the starlet, 25, may have tried to leave the scene.

According to the truck driver (only his first name -- James -- is given), Lohan's car was being followed by a Cadillac Escalade, which was apparently being driven by someone associated with her currently filming Lifetime movie, "Liz & Dick."

After the crash, the truck driver called 911 and allegedly watched as Lindsay and her male assistant climbed out of the totaled Porsche and into the Escalade. He also contends the assistant grabbed a pink bag and "filled it up with something," then stuffed clothes on top.

The biopic's exec producer, Larry A. Thompson, confirms that LiLo and her assistant were supposed to be chauffeured to the set. "When [production] went to pick her up [on Friday], for some reason she decided they would get in her own car, so the limousine driver followed them," he explains to Deadline.

James tells TMZ that he didn't realize he'd collided with a celebrity and thought the other driver was about to flee the scene. He also says that when he tried to exchange information, the SUV driver attempted to keep him away from the vehicle before suggesting they "go to the bank."

"Him and the assistant 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," he relates to TMZ. "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.'"

He says the entire exchange, including the back-and-forth over the mysterious pink bag, is on the 911 recording.

As for suggestions that the accident occurred because James' semi cut Lohan off, he "emphatically" denies that's the case, insisting he was already in the right lane when the wreck happened. He also maintains that he has several eyewitnesses who saw the actress "flying" down the highway.

The Associated Press reports police are looking for witnesses to verify who was behind the wheel of the Porsche. Officials say neither Lindsay nor her assistant was impaired.


"Lindsay cooperated fully with law enforcement," her rep says in a statement. "She has answered all their questions and provided them with everything they have asked for."


Lohan returned to the Malibu set of "Liz & Dick" after getting the all clear from doctors. She reportedly had her "bruises and scratches" covered up with makeup so she could continue filming.


"I was nervous before the movie started," exec producer Thompson admits to Deadline. "Now, I'm just petrified."

829 days ago
165.

janet    

Lifetime is going to need a bigger spin. They know they made a major mistake hiring Lohan and now with this crap they are trying to save face. Too late now. This is only going to get worse.


Classic Lohan burnes everyone who tried to help her and cut her a break. She slaps them in the face and kicks them in the teeth instead of simply saying thank-you. Like she's doing them a favor.


I believe after this her so called non-existing career is done. Lifetime should shut down and cut their losses it's only going to get worse.

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