A Paparazzi photographer was killed by oncoming traffic Tuesday evening as he to get some pictures of Justin Bieber’s Ferrari, according to an exclusive report by TMZ. Los Angeles Police are reporting that Bieber was not behind the wheel of the car during the incident.
Los Angeles Police are telling the media that Bieber’s white Ferrari was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol for a routine traffic stop. Bieber’s Ferrari was being driven by a friend and another of the pop star’s buddies was in the passenger seat, Bieber was not in the car at the time of the incident. The car was pulled over on Sepulveda Boulevard near the Getty Center in Los Angeles.
The photographer had been following the Ferrari in hopes Bieber would emerge from the car and he would get some exclusive snaps.
The photographer parked his car behind the police officer when Bieber’s Ferrari was pulled over. The paparazzi member got out to take pictures of the Ferrari and hopefully of Bieber. As he exited the vehicle the photographer was advised by the California Highway Patrol to step back because the situation was not safe. It was at that point that an oncoming car hit the photographer.
Los Angeles police Officer James Stoughton said the photographer, who was not identified, died at a hospital shortly after the crash according to the Daily Mail.
Police have made it clear that there were no drugs or alcohol involved with either the photographer or the other driver that hit him.
A full investigation is under way to see if there were any contributing factors to the accident.
Justin Bieber had recently been on television preforming on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve the night before.
Check out Bieber performing at Times Square New Year’s Eve.