Justin Bieber Involved In Hollywood Traffic Accident, Paparazzo Injured
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HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Pop singer Justin Bieber was reportedly involved in a collision that left a paparazzo injured just before midnight Monday.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a traffic collision occurred outside of the Laugh Factory at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Crescent Heights in Hollywood.
The incident was caught on tape, which was viewed by CBS2’s Amber Lee.
According to Lee, the footage shows Bieber behind the wheel of his white Ferrari, surrounded by paparazzi, as he tries to leave the comedy club.
The singer then motions for photographers to move so he can leave and he reportedly pins a paparazzo between his Ferrari and a parked car, TMZ reported.
Bieber then left the scene, a paparazzo told Lee.
The photographer involved in the crash was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries to his left leg.
Bieber was questioned by police and cleared around 5 a.m., TMZ’s Mike Walters told KNX 1070.
“He didn’t know he hit anybody, and once when cops were able to see the video . . . you can clearly see that this wasn’t one of the ones where a photographer is clearly hit,” Walters said.
The singer later tweeted about the incident at 9 a.m.:
sometimes u just wanna go to a comedy club and have a laugh. no trouble. just want to laugh.—
Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 18, 2013
Bieber is also under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for allegedly driving his Ferrari recklessly through his exclusive Calabasas community over Memorial Day weekend.
According to authorities, Bieber was driving at freeway speeds in a community with a 25 mph speed limit.
No injuries were reported in the incident, but the singer was allegedly confronted by fellow Oaks resident Keyshawn Johnson, who was driving with his child in a Prius, TMZ reported.
A paparazzo was fatally struck by a car after taking photos of Bieber’s same white Ferrari during a traffic stop in Los Angeles on Jan. 1 of this year.