Lindsay Lohan crashed her black, 2 passenger 2005 Mercedes SL-65 convertible in Beverly Hills Saturday May 26, 2007 at approximately 5:30am. She reportedly sustained chest injuries and was taken to the hospital. Two others, including DJ/singer Samantha Ronson and a young male identified by inside sources as Nick LoPiccolo, were said to be in the vehicle with Lindsay at the time of the accident. Beverly Hills Police "arrested" Lohan and served her with a citation for suspicion of DUI at Century City Medical Plaza.
NBC News obtained footage from Splash News Agency of Lohan running away from the scene of her totaled vehicle after crashing it into a curb in between a tree and a tall row of bushes. The actress was shown fleeing the scene into a nearby home and moments later being whisked away in an acquaintance's vehicle, which reportedly took her to Century City Hospital. The footage also documented Lohan's bodyguard Jaz quickly removing Lohan's black Mercedes convertible from the crash scene to the front of Lohan's condominium. The video footage was aired on NBC's Sunday Today Show; the latter part of the footage was aired on ABC's Good Morning America Sunday Weekend Edition, both aired on May 27, 2007.
Police officials reportedly found a substance preliminarily identified as "a useable amount of cocaine" in the vehicle.
Officers responded to the scene via a witness' emergency call to 911; by the time they arrived a reported 3 minutes after the 911 call, Lohan had been taken away from the scene and to the hospital by another vehicle (possibly driven by acquaintances). Lohan's bodyguard, Jaz, had allegedly driven the car away from the scene to the front of Lohan's condo a few blocks away, where it was located and impounded by officials responding to the 911 call.
Lindsay Lohan's court date for this matter is set for August 24, 2007.