Lindsay Lohan’s alleged driving has put the actress at the center of another lawsuit. Did LiLo clip a nanny and her stroller?
Another day, another Lindsay Lohan legal drama — this time involving a car crash.
The Mean Girls actress is being sued by Nubia Del Carmen Preza, a nanny who claims she was injured when Lindsay hit her with her high-powered Maserati.
The alleged incident happened in September 2010. Mere days after the routinely rehabilitated Lohan regained her driving privileges for the first time in three years, the actress reportedly clipped the corner of Preza’s pushcart as Lohan illegally rounded the corner.
Paparazzo Brayan Jaime claims he witnessed the whole sordid affair, which began when LiLo ran a red light as she left her West Hollywood apartment building. The paparazzo said he saw Lindsay turn left and run into the nanny and the stroller she was pushing.
“There was a woman pushing a kid in the stroller, maybe a two or three-year-old, crossing the street,” Brayan said at the time. “Lindsay took the red light and hit the stroller. It wasn’t super hard, but she made impact and hit them.”
He added, “Lindsay pulled to the right, stopped for two seconds and then just kept going.”
Brayan insisted the star was the rogue driver.
“I’m 100 percent sure Lindsay was driving because I saw her with my own eyes. She was just driving like crazy once I started following her. She was trying to lose me, blowing stop signs and stuff. Lindsay was scared because she knew I saw what she did.”
Austin Visschedyk — another enterprising snapper on the scene — backed up James’ story.
“I pulled up next to Lindsay after I saw her knock the stroller. I said, ‘Whoa, what the f**k are you doing?'”
Austin says the star was momentarily speechless, but eventually replied, “Well, I saw them, but they didn’t move out of the way.”
No police report was filed. Instead, Brayan and his photographer friend sold their video of the moments following the alleged accident, which showed the nanny walking apparently unaffected.
In a suit filed in Los Angeles this week, Preza seeks unspecified damages due to “disabling and serious personal injuries, pain, suffering and anguish” that have allegedly followed the incident with Lindsay’s luxury car.
“We have not been served with this lawsuit yet, so [we] cannot comment on it,” Lohan’s spokesperson, Steve Honig, replied when quizzed about the legal action.
Lindsay was given two parking tickets last week and another lawsuit earlier this month. Paparazzo Grigor Balyan claims he was injured when a car, that Lindsay’s assistant was reportedly driving under her direction, hit him outside a Hollywood club.
LiLo’s spokesman says he has no knowledge of that suit either.
Lindsay remains on probation for a 2007 DUI case. Last November, the scandal-plagued starlet admitted to violating the terms of her sentence and was sentenced to community service and therapy.