Lori Harvey was texting-and-driving, caused an accident & tried to flee on foot

boohoo Block Party Featuring Zendaya

First, the relationship gossip: it looks like Lori Harvey’s summer romance with Sean Combs is over. Lori, 22, seriously dated Puffy, 49, for about four or five months… and this was after she dated Sean’s son Justin. It looks like the Puffy-Lori breakup was somewhat recent. Which might have been why she was such a distracted driver yesterday – she was allegedly on her phone, texting, when she caused an accident. Then, to make matters even worse, she tried to flee the scene on foot.

Lori Harvey — Steve Harvey’s daughter — allegedly smashed into another car and attempted to flee the scene, but cops nabbed her. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Lori was cited Sunday night for misdemeanor hit and run and delaying a police investigation in Bev Hills. Our sources say witnesses told responding officers they saw Lori texting and driving when she slammed into a Prius and tipped over her Mercedes G-Wagon on its side. Doesn’t sound like anyone was injured.

We’re told cops quickly showed up on the scene, and found Lori a short distance away … walking down the street. Our sources say she even FaceTimed her dad, Steve, at one point while dealing with officers. We’re told Lori was not taken into custody — she got a ticket for the offenses and was free to go. Cops say alcohol was not a factor. Hours earlier, Lori posted videos at Nobu in Malibu. All of this, of course, follows rumors that she and Diddy recently split, after folks noticed she stopped following him on IG.

TMZ just got a hold of photos from the crash scene, and it looks like it was pretty dramatic. Lori’s G-Wagon got flipped over on its side completely, and attracted a big crowd of first-responders to help.

[From TMZ]

“We’re told cops quickly showed up on the scene, and found Lori a short distance away … walking down the street…” I want to clown on Lori as much as the next person, but it sounds like she might have been in shock? From the photos at TMZ, her G-Wagon was flipped on its side and the other car’s driver had to help her out of her car. I mean… it’s a mess. Don’t text and drive, kids. I cannot f–king stand distracted drivers, texting drivers or drivers who stay on the phone while driving. Concentrate on the f–king road.

45th Daytime Emmy Awards - Press Room in Pasadena

Photos courtesy of WENN.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

31 Responses to “Lori Harvey was texting-and-driving, caused an accident & tried to flee on foot”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Q T Hush says:

    Smart move to FaceTime daddy otherwise could’ve been another fatal statistic in COPS vs POCS. Get off your phones while driving people!

    • kelleybelle says:

      It’s against the law in Canada, is it not in the U.S.?

      • Piptopher says:

        oh it is against the law here too but people still often see laws as suggestions for “other” people, not them. drives me nuts.

      • Nicole says:

        It’s really against the law in CA. She’s going to face possible criminal liability IMO.

      • Jan90067 says:

        It’s totally against the law. And cars, especially cars in the last 5 years, have Bluetooth that enables you to have texts read TO you, and allow YOU to DICTATE a response. My car is 2 1/2 yrs old, and it sure does this. The is NO REASON to even touch your phone in a car now.

        I can’t tell you how many people I see, in NEW cars, that have a %#*! Phone IN THEIR HANDS as they drive! I try to stay FAR away from them!

      • FilmTurtle says:

        My car recently broke down and I’ve been taking lots of Lyfts and from my vantage point, it has been utterly horrifying and hair-raising to see how many people drive and text at the same time, eyes totally on their phone while traveling the speed limit. JFC.

  2. Lucy2 says:

    She’s lucky she’s OK and no one else was hurt. There was a fatal accident here not too long ago, due to the driver texting. Left behind two young children, his wife, and a growing business. Just senseless.

  3. Jennifer says:

    A few months ago, a woman in my city was texting and driving and hit a car making a left turn off a busy highway, forcing the car into oncoming traffic. The woman driving the car that was hit by the texted lost both of her very young children and has to live the rest of her life with that pain. The texter is facing charges for it. It’s awful that 2 lives were cut so short because someone couldn’t wait to text. At least pull over if you absolutely must send of read a text.

  4. aurora says:

    Dammit people, don’t text while driving! It’s not that hard to put your phone away!

    • Esmom says:

      It’s crazy how pervasive it is. I once even came upon a cyclist who was riding sort of erratically and when I got close I saw she was on her phone while trying to ride and veering right into traffic!

      In my town they are trying to crack down, ticketing people who are texting at the wheel at red lights. Apparently they gave over 100 tickets the first week alone.

      • lucy2 says:

        OMG the cyclists texting make me crazy. There are a ton of bicyclists here in the summer, serious riders down to little kids, all up and down a fairly narrow road, and so many of them are looking at their phones! Every year there are multiple car vs bike accidents.

      • ME says:

        I see pre-teens/teens riding their bikes while texting or scrolling through their phones. It drives me crazy. These kids will be driving cars in a few years and they already have the habit of checking their phone constantly.

    • Arpeggi says:

      I found worst than texting while driving last week

      It was raining heavily and while I was waiting at the bus stop, I saw a guy with his laptop opened resting on the steering wheel and his lap… WTH?!? Visibility is already low because of the rain, traffic is denser and this idiot was driving while doing work on his laptop?! I can’t even!

  5. Erinn says:

    Maybe shock… maybe just “affluenza” if you know what I’m saying.

    When Steve Harvey is your father, there’s probably not a lot of chance that you’re going to turn out to be a humble person. I mean, girl was super busy snap chatting her nobu lunch and luxury handbags all day. And I mean… she hit a parked car, I’m thinking there’s more to it than just shock.

    But at the same time, with Steve’s views on women, I’m sure the poor girl grew up knowing she was less than most of her life, and I do feel sorry for that.

    • Iknow says:

      I agree. Steve Harvey has proven himself to be self-entitled jerk and I’m sure this girl, who wants to be famous because she is pretty, is like him. Too many people have been killed over this kind of negligence.

    • Elisa says:

      +1. Also, she is an idiot, just like all drivers who text and drive.

  6. Kittycat says:


  7. Ang says:

    I just want to know why this girl is holding an Emmy!?!?

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Lol…it has her Daddy’s name on it. She probably begged to accept on his behalf so she could play dress up.

  8. Spicecake38 says:

    My daughter just got her drivers license and this kind of stuff is what keeps me awake at night and nervous during the day.Just DON’T drive distracted-senseless.
    I agree she could have been in shock,but most people are if they have just endured an accident.Very lucky everyone is alright.

  9. Mar says:

    She’s been getting a lot of press for absolutely nothing.

    • Raina says:

      Clearly this is the one time she didn’t want press but daddy to the rescue. Face time no less. Ugh. Did she even check if anyone else was hurt? I especially despise it when people who can easily afford the ticket flee. I doubt it was shock. More like, spoiled and entitled syndrome like that insane Affluenza kid

  10. ChillyWilly says:

    This is what happens when kids aren’t taught any responsibility or accountability. Why is this 22 year old driving a G Wagon and lunching at Nobu anyway? Go to college or get a damn job. She could have killed someone.

  11. Grey says:

    On Twitter the other day people were speculating that she and Future are seeing each other. They were separately posting photos of the same places at the same times… just interesting.

  12. ME says:

    People that use their phone while driving are just as bad as people that drink and drive. They don’t care about the safety of anyone ! F*cking a$$holes !

  13. Me Again says:

    I don’t know, from what I’ve read from a lot of sources, the girl was scared to be caught and that’s why she left.

    I’m sorry, I have no tolerance for this entitled bull. From Olivia Jade to this person, I’m just over it completely.

  14. Amy says:

    People are getting crazier on the road 100%. I was rear ended in September, fixed my car, and was rear ended a second time exactly two weeks after the first incident. I didn’t even have my car back for a full week before I was hit again. I was stopped at a red light both times and both people simply weren’t paying attention. I’m bracing myself for impact now whenever I am stopped or stopping. It’s bad out there.

  15. kerwood says:

    Throw the book at her.

  16. Other Renee says:

    As someone who was almost killed three weeks ago when someone hit me from behind and my car flipped over, this really upsets me. My seatbelt saved my life.

  17. Savannah says:

    This is how my cousin was killed. The other driver was snapchatting while driving.

    When kids get their driving licences they should include something were kids can experience themselves (safely) how fast accidents happen when you’re on your phone.
    Telling people how dangerous it is doesn’t help, you have to show them and let them experience it.

  18. Dani says:

    Who is she and what does she do that she can afford a g wagon?