Lohan Faces Another Lawsuit Over a 2005 Car Crash
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Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is facing more legal action - she is
being sued over a May 2005 car accident when she crashed into a van in an
attempt to escape an over-eager paparazzo.
The Just My Luck
star was allegedly run off the road in Los Angeles by snapper Galo Ramirez
on 31 May (05) while she was trying to lose the photographer in rush-hour
But as she escaped in her Mercedes, she collided with Raymundo Ortega's
vehicle in West Hollywood and he is now taking legal action against Lohan
for her "reckless driving".
In the lawsuit filed yesterday (14Jun07) in Los Angeles County Superior
Court, Ortega claims Lohan - who was 18 at the time - was driving under
the influence when the accident took place.
Ortega is also suing West Hollywood's The Ivy restaurant for
"serving alcoholic beverages" to the actress shortly before the
incident while she was under the legal U.S. drinking age of 21, according
to TMZ. He is suing both Lohan and The Ivy for damages in excess of
The legal papers also allege Lohan has "a habit, custom and
practice of racing and speeding with Mercedes Benz" and has received
"several speeding tickets and been involved in several automobile
accidents" as a result.
Earlier this week (13Jun07), it was reported the 20-year-old is also
being sued for an October 2005 crash.
The news comes one month (May07) after Lohan was charged with driving
under the influence after crashing her car in Beverly Hills, and checked
into a rehab facility shortly afterwards.