What has always been deemed a dangerous gig continues to be so – a member of the paparazzi who was trying to take pictures of Justin Bieber's car has been struck and killed while on the job.
The accident took place on Tuesday evening in Los Angeles as the photographer tried to snap images of the singer's infamous white Ferrari. The name of the paparazzo has not been released, but a police officer did confirm that he died in hospital shortly after paramedics attended to him.
According to an article by the Associated Press, Sgt. Rudy Lopez told the Los Angeles Times that the pop star's friend was driving the car when it was pulled over for a traffic stop. It was parked on a busy street when the photographer arrived, and police say the man was struck by a car as he returned to his own car. Stoughton says no charges are expected against the motorist who hit the man.
Justin Bieber was not in the car at the time of the accident.
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