- Celebrity Car
- Porsche Crash
- Lindsay Lohan
Celebrity Car: Porsche couldn’t have had a better round of publicity today than Lindsay Lohan’s Porsche crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, Calif. Despite a lot of damage to the car, she not only walked away after a brief emergency-room exam, she went back to work on a movie set.
Santa Monica Police Sgt. Richard Lewis said there was no sign Lohan was driving while impaired and that his agency would continue to investigate who was at fault in the wreck. The truck’s driver was uninjured and that driver also showed no signs of driving under the influence, Lewis said.
“We’re treating this as a regular accident,” Lewis said.
The accident at around 11:40 a.m. Friday on the Pacific Coast Highway occurred while Lohan was on her way to film scenes for the Lifetime movie “Liz and Dick,” which chronicles the love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Lohan’s publicist Steve Honig said the actress was released about two hours after the accident and was returned to the set to continue filming.
“Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the accident,” he wrote in an email.
Lohan was driving with her assistant, who police said was not seriously injured.
The car appears to be a new Porsche 911, and it sustained heavy front-end damage, with most of it on the passenger’s side, judging from photos of the accident.
In introducing the latest version of the Porsche 911 last year, Porsche said the new Porsche 911 got its latest safety improvements. For instance, the latest version of the Porsche 911 comes with six airbags that protect both for head-on crashes or an offset crash, like the one in Lohan’s case.
The body of the car is extensively made of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel, Porsche sways.
“Particular attention was paid in designing and engineering the junctions of the A-pillars (the struts on either side of the windshield that support the roof) and the roof frame, as well as the safety structure involved in head-on and offset collisions,” Porsche said. The car was designed to transfer those forces around the doors to the rear of the car, skipping the passenger compartment.
In addition, a crossbar at the front of the car is made from high-strength steel to make sure it doesn’t intrude into the footwell area of the passenger compartment.