Lohan Taken to Hospital After Car Crash
October 5, 2005
queen Lindsay Lohan is counting her blessings today.
The actress walked away with only minor injuries from
a frightening car accident in Los Angeles Tuesday night,
but questions remain about what sent Lohan's car out
Katherine Starr was just steps away when Lohan's car
slammed into a delivery van in front of the famed Ivy
restaurant in West Hollywood. "You could hear the
air bags pop, just like that big 'pow' sound,"
Starr recalled. "Lindsay Lohan, the doors flew
open, she ran directly out of the car into the Hideaway
Lohan took shelter in the store while the street quickly
flooded with paparazzi, firemen and helicopters. Moments
later, the star was taken to a nearby hospital, where
she was treated for minor injuries.
The driver of the van, however, seemed to have suffered
more serious injuries. "I could tell that he was
really hurt because when he got out of the van he stumbles
to the curb, sat down and was so disoriented looking,"
Before the accident, Lohan spent the afternoon dining
and shopping with friends, the whole time followed by
"These people, they were crazy taking these photographs
of her," said Lorrie Satzberg. "It was absolutely,
literally ridiculous, here just shopping on Robertson."
But the relentless paparazzi aren't new for Lohan; back
in May, an overzealous photographer slammed into her
Mercedes and was arrested.
But this time, investigators say photographers were
not a factor. Kristen Heib claims Lohan appeared to
be doing nearly 50 miles per hour, and no one was following
her. "All the paparazzi were on foot," Heib
said. "So no one was following her."
Deputy Luis Castro told us they won't know who is at
fault in this accident until their investigation concludes.
"The investigators will look at the skid marks,
the impact, all that will tell us the approximate speed
of the vehicles," he explained.
What is known is that it was certainly a bad day for
one of Hollywood's brightest young stars.