Lindsay Lohan has once again had a brush with the law over her driving. In New York recently she allegedly hit a pedestrian and fled the accident scene. At the time of the auto-pedestrian accident, she was attempting to park a 2010 Porsche Cayenne.
The victim voiced his concerns regarding being hit and sustained damage to his knee. He went to a medical facility for treatment.
Law enforcement personnel arrived at the scene and took her into custody after she received a ticket for leaving the scene of an accident. The courts scheduled a desk appearance for her and then released her. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the accident. Two passengers were with her in the Porsche, which is not hers, when the alleged hit-and-run occurred.
The incident occurs a few months after the actress wrecked a car on the Pacific Coast Highway while driving to a movie set. Lohan's well-publicized traffic accidents have led to several police investigations but no serious injuries to date.
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Source: KTRK-TV, "NYPD: Lindsay Lohan hits pedestrian, leaves scene," Sept. 19, 2012