Hollywood teen star Lindsay Lohan hospitalized after West Hollywood traffic crash

Lindsay Lohan and two other people were taken to a hospital after the actress' black Mercedes-Benz convertible collided with a van in West Hollywood, authorities reported.

Witnesses said the 19-year-old Lohan was trying to avoid paparazzi photographers when the crash occurred Tuesday afternoon. The actress was also involved in a traffic accident last June as she tried to avoid a photographer.

Lohan and a female passenger in her car suffered minor injuries, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The driver of the van, which was knocked into a parked vehicle, suffered moderate injuries, Hecht said. The identities of Lohan's passenger and the male driver of the van were not immediately released.

The accident, which occurred about 4:15 p.m. on a busy street in this city adjacent to Beverly Hills, was witnessed by a number of people, including a reporter for the syndicated television show "The Insider."

The reporter, Victoria Recano, told The Associated Press she saw Lohan and her passenger run into an antique store immediately after the accident.

Javier Ramirez, who works at Hideaway House antiques, said he recognized Lohan.

"She was very upset," Ramirez said. "She kept saying, 'Oh my God, oh my God, I can't believe it."'

Ramirez said Lohan and her passenger left after a few minutes and although both were shaken up, neither appeared badly hurt, reports the AP.


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