Lindsay Lohan totaled her car on Friday. I’m sure you’ve heard. When I saw the news, my first thought was “Of course she did.” My second thought was “I’ll be damned if I’m going to treat LL’s latest cracktastrophe like breaking news.” At first the story was relatively basic – Lindsay was driving her rented, black Porsche on the Pacific Coast Highway and something happened and she plowed into the back of an 18-wheeler. The Porsche is a goner and Lindsay and her assistant (who was traveling in the car with her) were both taken to the hospital, although neither LL nor her assistant were seriously injured, although the assistant went to the hospital in an ambulance. The (male) driver of the 18-wheeler was not seriously injured either. Anyway, you can see some photos from the crash here.
Lindsay was already back at work just hours after the accident – she was actually on her way TO work when she hit the 18-wheeler. She’s allowed to come into work at noon? That’s when the accident took place. Still, TMZ dutifully reports that “Lindsay Lohan is so determined to prove she’s no longer a slacker — she’s hiding extensive injuries she sustained during her massive car wreck yesterday … just to keep shooting her new Liz Taylor movie.” She apparently “refused” to allow producers to cancel for the day (once again, she was coming in at NOON), and Lindsay ordered the makeup people to simply cover up all of her bruises and she “refuses to let the crash become a distraction.”
But things got interesting quickly. TMZ’s “law enforcement sources” claimed that LL and the truck driver were both sober at the time of the accident. Lindsay or someone close to her immediately ran to TMZ to claim that the truck driver was to blame for the accident because he cut her off. But the driver of the 18-wheeler has a completely different story. Of course.
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.”
James also tells TMZ that he did not cut her off, and that multiple witnesses saw her “flying” down the highway and besides all that, he was in the right lane when she hit him.
So… was Lindsay on “something” when she hit this guy? Was she carrying? Did her people try to bribe the driver? Is this all her fault? Will the police do anything about it. Yes, yes, yes, yes and NO. Dumb, dangerous crackhead. I don’t want to hear anymore about Lindsay “deserving” a “comeback” or anything about how she’s NOT a crackhead. THIS is who she is.
UPDATE: Latest crack denial from Team Lohan: not only did James cut her off, but her brakes failed too. Because of course.
Photos courtesy of WENN.