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.
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.
BH PD confirm Bieber hit a paparazzi near City Church; he was barely moving, no citations issued. Paparazzi taken to hospital-minor injuries
— Zohreen (@Zohreen) July 27, 2017
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.
oh my god ?? pic.twitter.com/VjJQaX8obV
— ? (@BieberInMind) July 27, 2017
Little news before it gets on TMZ: Bieber just ran over a paparazzi with his truck. pic.twitter.com/iPN5cIRU8W
— Shawn Garrett (@ShawnGarrett) July 27, 2017
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!”