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Something mysterious has happened Amanda Bynes' Twitter account: all the tweets have disappeared. Did the actress flee the social media site because she may have been involved in yet another hit-and-run car accident?
According to a TMZ report, the 26-year-old actress is being accused of rear-ending a Volvo with her BMW while driving in the San Fernando Valley in California on Monday. The Volvo driver, a Los Angeles woman named Kisa, told the website that she didn't recognize Bynes at first because "she looked like a hot mess."
Once the two ladies started talking, Bynes "seemed nervous" about exchanging insurance information and tried to convince Kisa that her car wasn't damaged -- even trying to push the woman's rear bumper back into place herself! Though her own car reportedly had "significant" damage, Bynes allegedly told Kisa that they didn't need to exchange information, then got into her car and drove off. The other driver then called the police, who took a hit-and-run report.
If Kisa's story is true, it would be perfectly obvious why Amanda Bynes wouldn't want this accident on record, considering it would be her third driving incident in just three months. She was arrested in early April for driving under the influence, a charge to which she has pled not guilty. (She allegedly hit a police car at 3 in the morning.) That accident was followed by two alleged hit-and-run incidents in May.
Each time, Bynes has said she was falsely accused, and targeted by gossip because of her celebrity status.
"I can't help but laugh at all of you writing fake stories about me. I was not in any hit and runs," Bynes tweeted after the second reported incident in May. "I don't drink so the DUI is false."
In June, Bynes appealed directly to the President of the United States for vindication, tweeting Barack Obama to "please fire the cop who arrested me" (and making herself an easy target for Anderson Cooper's "Ridiculist" segment).
The actress has repeatedly claimed that she can't be guilty of any wrongdoing because she doesn't drink. But at this point, it's clear that something is affecting Amanda Bynes' judgement behind the wheel. We recommend that she trades in that BMW and uses the money to hire a driver. That way, no one will get hurt -- and she can start tweeting again with a clear conscience.