Justin Bieber accidentally strikes photographer with his pickup, police say

Justin Bieber performs at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas last year.
Justin Bieber performs at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas last year.
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Justin Bieber accidentally struck a photographer with his pickup Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, police said.

The 57-year-old photographer was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to Beverly Hills Police Sgt. Matthew Stout.

Bieber stayed at the scene and “fully cooperated” with the investigation. Police believe the crash was unintentional.


Video obtained by TMZ shows the singer getting into his truck and starting the engine as a crowd of photographers snap photos around him. As he slowly pulls forward, the crowd disperses. The photographer steps toward the truck, gets struck and falls to the ground.

Another clip shows Bieber outside his truck, kneeling by the injured man and asking him what he needs.

The incident occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. at Hamilton Drive and Wilshire Boulevard.

The photographer later spoke on a video, in which he praised Bieber for getting out of his truck after the accident and “being compassionate.”

“He’s a good kid,” the photographer said. “I’m hanging in there, everybody.”

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7:40 a.m. July 27: This post was updated with comments from the victim.

This post was originally published at 11:10 p.m. July 26.