It feels like a scene you’d see on a television show, but this is reality, folks. TMZ is reporting that “Mad Men” star January Jones was involved in a three car accident and that now television chef Bobby Flay might be part of it, too.
Details are still sketchy, but allegations of drunk driving are circulating through the rumor circles and tabloids. Though this accident is not being called a hit and run, questions are being asked about why Jones left the crash site and then returned 45 minutes later.
Car accident involves “Mad Men” actress January Jones and possibly TV chef Bobby Flay.
According to reports, Jones caused property damage to at least three parked vehicles on June 10, 2010 when she was returning from The London West Hollywood Hotel where she was watching the Lakers’ basketball game.
Witnesses say that the “Mad Men” star left her license with an observer, walked to her house which was only a short distance away, and called 9-1-1 before returning to the scene of the accident. No personal injuries were reported in conjunction to the accident.
Police are still investigating the cause of the car accident, but Jones is claiming that members of the paparazzi were following her home and she became distracted by them, which is why she crashed her car. One witness is claiming that they smelled alcohol on Jones’ breath and suspected this might be a drunk driving accident, but police did not give the actress a field sobriety test because no alcohol was found at the scene of the collision.
Another witness is claiming that she heard the car accident and went out on to her balcony to not only see her car damaged, but Food Network chef Bobby Flay in another car telling Jones to leave the crash site.
Flay is reported to have been watching the Lakers’ game with Jones at the same establishment where the two of them exchanged numbers for tips on home decorators. Flay says that he did not tell Jones to flee the scene and is not sure why she called him, but that he was only there to help.
What about the paparazzi chase? No witnesses claim to have seen any photographers on Jones’ tail, nor have any pictures of the car accident actually taking place been leaked to the media.
Hopefully the cause behind this car accident will be uncovered sooner rather than later and we’ll know exactly what happened. Until then, check back with Serious Accidents as we learn more details about this crash.
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