Lindsay Lohan is to be sued by a photographer who was allegedly hit by her car. The unnamed paparazzo was hurt as the vehicle carrying Lindsay accelerated away from Hollywood bar the Hotel Cafe.

The 23-year-old actress was not driving. Although the man did not go to hospital, he claimed he was "lucky to be alive" after the incident. The photographer also claimed the driver of the car - who now faces a criminal probe - was wearing sunglasses while driving down the dark alley.

He reportedly added: "I'm going to sue them, but I don't care about the money. I want to press charges so badly - she's going to jail." A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department, Sergeant Vasquez, said: "I was informed by an officer that a vehicle had sped away at a high rate of speed and hit a paparazzi photographer causing an injury to his hand, his wrist.

"Authorities are investigating the incident, but are not treating it as a hit-and-run. 'Mean Girls' actress Lindsay is currently on three years' probation, after pleading guilty to drink driving and drug charges, part of a plea bargain made by the star in August 2007.

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