Posted on Wed Jul 23, 2008 01:35 PM PDT
According to the National Enquirer, Brit's mother Lynne was involved in a car accident in 1975 where she ran over and killed a 12-year-old boy on a bicycle. The newspaper reports that Lynne, then 20, was driving her brother to the hospital when the accident occurred in her hometown of Kentwood, Lousiana.
A source close to the Spears family told the newspaper, "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.'"
A representative for Spears told the National Enquirer, "It bothers Lynne still to this day. She really doesn't like to talk about it. She just wanted to forget that it ever happened - but she can't."
Lynne wouldn't be the only celeb to be involved in a fatal accident - Rebecca Gayheart, Brandy and Matthew Broderick are just a few stars who have had bad luck behind the wheel.
Mama Spears Jets Out Of LAX - Mar 14, 2010
Like Daughter, Like Mother - Jan 09, 2009
Lynne Spears Tells All On Today! - Sep 17, 2008
Lynne And Britney: "Back To 4 Or 5 Phone Calls A Day" - Sep 10, 2008
Lynne Looking Lovely At STK - Aug 27, 2008