Accidents will happen

Last night, Justin Bieber ran over a paparazzi photographer with his pick-up truck

On Wednesday evening, Justin Bieber accidentally plowed into a paparazzi photographer with his pick-up truck in Beverly Hills.

The accident occurred as the 23-year-old pop star was leaving Hillsong Church, where he’d attended a service.

A video featured on TMZ shows Bieber getting into the truck, which was swarmed by paparazzi, and trying to drive away.

A 57-year-old photog, standing by the passenger side of the truck, wound up getting hit as Bieber tried to leave.

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Beverly Hills Police Department believe/beliebe the incident was totally unintentional on Bieber’s part.

He stayed at the scene and cooperated with officers, and the photographer was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.


According to Entertainment Tonight, the accident occurred around 9:25 p.m.

Witnesses posted several photos to Twitter and Instagram that showed Bieber leaning into a man lying on the sidewalk. Others showed him talking to police and cameramen.

@justinbieber just ran the paparazzi over outside church. ?

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The injured photographer, Maurice Lamont, posted the following update to Instagram:

“Hanging in there everybody … Hour before my birthday hits, I get ran over by Justin Bieber. Isn’t that something? He’s a good kid, though. I think the truck was a little bit too big for him though ’cause there’s no way he could see over the front — the slope it was on.

But like I said: He got out, he was compassionate, he’s a good kid, accidents happen. Hopefully everything works out here. Getting ready to go into X-ray right now!”