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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO - Photographer Snapping Photos Of Justin Bieber's Car Was Run Over By "Elderly Lady," Police Confirm
Posted on Wed Jan 2, 2013 07:50 AM PDT
Police are still investigating the death of a young photographer who was struck by an oncoming car Tuesday evening just after 6pm while snapping photos of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari.
CHP confirm to an X17 videographer that the "elderly lady" who struck the paparazzo was "shaken up" following the accident.
The officer goes on to say, "The gentleman that is deceased was taking pictures."
According to CHP, the photographer had finished taking photos of Bieber's car and was attempting to run across the street when he was struck.
Although Bieber was not in the car or at the scene, the 18-year-old performer released the following statement:
- "While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim. Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves."
The photographer's name has not been released.
UPDATE: The photographer has been identified as Chris Guerra.
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