Lindsay Lohan was unfortunately involved this month in her third car accident in just two years. Her publicist was quoted saying that, "She was rear-ended by paparazzi..She's fine." In the early morning hours, Lohan drove away from the wreck in her sleek black Mercedes unharmed. Lindsay waited by the accident site for a friend to pick her up, and the accident has remained unreported to the police. Is this just a case of bad driving on the actress's part or is this a clear indication of paparazzi crossing the line?
I tend to fall in this case in the young starlet's favor. Though it may be argued that early success kept Lindsay from having all the training required in driver's ed, it's more likely that the added pressure of paparazzi has created an extremely unsafe environment for Hollywood stars. Sure these photographers want a good picture, but is it worth the risk, aka memories of Diana here?
Taking into account the other accidents from Lindsay's recent past, it is easy to see that pressure from camera snappers are clearly to blame.
• Oct. 4, 2005: Lohan and a friend suffered injuries when the actress's black Mercedes-Benz convertible crashed into a Chevrolet Astro van on a busy street near the Beverly Center shopping complex.
• May 31, 2005: A photographer was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after hitting the actress's car. Lohan was not hurt, yet California enacted a law this year making paparazzi liable for triple damages for injured victims.
A New York native
Lohan was lucky this time, but before her luck runs out these paparazzi stalkers need to adapt.
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