Lindsay Lohan’s hit-and-run accident problem has gone away, in the wake of surveillance video that appears to exonerate her.
The actress was originally scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday on charges that, on Sept. 19, she hit a man’s leg as she drove a sport utility vehicle outside the Dream Downtown Hotel in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, then went inside the hotel for a couple of hours, thereby leaving the scene of an accident.
But Ms. Lohan’s court appearance is no longer on the calendar, and a law enforcement official said on Monday that “prosecutors are not moving forward” with the case.
The man Ms. Lohan was accused of hitting, Jose Rodriguez, told reporters he had suffered torn tendons in the encounter.
But a murky security video released by the police the day after the accident appeared to show Mr. Rodriguez, walking quickly into the parking garage afterward.