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Celebrities Gone Wild Behind The Wheel

Posted on September 21, 2012

What do Halle Berry, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes all have in common? Aside from being internationally known superstars, they have all been involved in hit-and-run incidents.

Celebrities are brilliant at some things – like driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs – but their driving skills leave a little to be desired.

Singer Britney Spears was one of the best sell...

Singer Britney Spears was one of the best selling female performers of the 2000s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Amanda Bynes might be the latest lady to hit the headlines on account of her negligent driving, but she’s got a long, proud tradition of celebrities who can’t drive behind her. So who else has been unlucky when they’ve rolled the furry dice?

If anyone has seen and done it all by now, it’s Britney Spears. In 2007, Spears was charged with a misdemeanor count of hit and run, according to People magazine. She hit a parked car then left the scene, making no attempt to contact the driver – not even a nice note. She might have got away with it, if the incident wasn’t captured on camera by a celebrity reporter. Britney wasn’t charged, put paid the car’s owner around $1,000 in damages.

Car trouble sometimes befalls the most prestigious actors. In February 2000, Oscar winner Halle Berry drove through a red light – and got charged with a misdemeanor hit and run. Berry crashed into another woman’s car, but didn’t stick around. However, according to People magazine, she reported the accident to the police when she arrived at the hospital. She is believed to have received 22 stitches for a deep cut on her forehead, and was sentenced to 250 hours community service and a three year probationary period. She settled out of court with the driver.

Of course, the queen of car crashes – literal and figurative – is Lindsay Lohan. The star has been in trouble for DUI offences and partying on numerous occasions, and on Wednesday she hit a pedestrian in her car in Manhattan. Insiders believe that she had been drinking, but these reports are unconfirmed.

If you or a loved one were the victim of a car accident that was caused by negligence or some other form of reckless behavior, it is important that you contact a committed and dedicated personal injury lawyer to help you decide if you should file a lawsuit. A competent and reputable injury lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.

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