Lindsay Lohan charged after New York car accident


Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and causing injury.

New York police said the actress clipped a pedestrian in her car during the early hours of Wednesday morning after leaving a Manhattan nightclub.

Police said that the 26-year-old was driving slowly through an alleyway when she hit a man, but that no alcohol was involved.

A 34-year-old was treated in hospital for a knee injury and later released.

Lindsay Lohan was released by police but will have to appear in court to answer the charges at a later date.

Her spokesperson has declined to comment.