Lindsay Lohan Ran a Porsche Into the Back of a Dump Truck and Totaled It
LINDSAY LOHAN had an accident on her way to the set of that ELIZABETH TAYLOR movie on Friday morning. She's fine, but the Porsche she was driving is TOTALED. Lindsay was driving, with a male assistant riding shotgun, when she rear-ended a dump truck. She and the assistant suffered minor injuries and were treated at a nearby hospital. The truck driver wasn't injured. The accident occurred at about 11:30 A.M. Lindsay was back on the set later that day. (You can see pictures of the car here courtesy of TMZ. Warning: If you're a Porsche enthusiast, these will hurt.)
Let me answer your first question right off the bat: Lindsay was NOT under the influence. As for whose fault it was, well, some reports claim that Lindsay is blaming the truck driver for cutting her off. And a source told TMZ that she also said the Porsche's brakes didn't work when she tried to slam on them. (The car was rented.)
But the truck driver said he did NOT pull in front of Lindsay. He was just driving along when he felt her crash into him from behind. TMZ interviewed the guy, and he said Lindsay tried to GET AWAY after the accident. He said she was being followed by an Escalade, and after the collision, she and her assistant exited the Porsche and got into it. Before he got out, though, the assistant supposedly filled up a pink bag with something, then covered it with clothes and brought it with him.
The driver of the Escalade and the assistant got out and approached the truck driver. They actually took him across the street and offered him CASH to drop the whole thing. But he told them he'd already called 911. Then they told him not to mention the pink bag to the cops.
Here's video of the truck driver telling his side of the story.
But Lindsay's rep says the guy is full of it, "It seems to me once he realized he wasn't going to get anything from Lindsay he decided to get cash by telling tales to the tabloids. I hope he got whatever money he was looking for. Personally, all I care about is that Lindsay and [her assistant] are okay." (Here's a picture of Lindsay leaving the hospital.) (Us Weekly)