Lynne Spears' tragic accident
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 July 2008
Britney Spears' mother Lynne accidentally killed a 12-year-old boy when she was 20-years-old, it has been revealed.
The 53-year-old hit the boy, Anthony Winters, with her car in 1975 in Kentwood, Louisiana, when he was riding on his bicycle.
He later died as a result of the injuries he suffered from the accident.
Lynne's representative said: "Anthony Winters and his friend were in the road on a curve on a bicycle. As Lynne rounded the curve she could not avoid the boy in the street as there was oncoming traffic in the opposite lane.
"Lynne realised the boy was struck immediately and to this day is grieved by the Winters' loss of their son."
A friend of Lynne - the mother of troubled singer Britney and new 17-year-old mom Jamie Lynn - said she is still haunted by the incident.
The friend said: "To this day, Lynne hasn't gotten over what she did. She gets that terrified look in her eye when she is thinking about it. She has told only a few people about the accident and always says, 'Please don't think I'm a bad person.' "