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Justin Bieber Strikes Photographer With Truck By Accident

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By Michael Lewittes |

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Justin Bieber hit a paparazzi by accident with his truck on Wednesday night in Beverly Hills. Bieber, who had been attending a Hillsong Church service at the Saban Theater, struck the photographer with the front right wheel of his black Ford pickup truck as he was pulling away at around 9:30 p.m PT. Right after the singer collided with the photographer, he hopped out of his car and stayed with the paparazzo, who was clutching his right leg, until the paramedics and police arrived.

Bieber was not arrested or even cited. After speaking to the police, who had cordoned off the area, the singer was allowed to leave. He was given a lift home by a friend, while another individual drove the singer’s big truck. Gossip Cop has reached out to Bieber’s rep for comment. Despite some conflicting claims, we’re told the unnamed photographer was definitely banged up, but that his injuries are not life-threatening.

The collision comes just two days after Bieber canceled the remaining 15 concerts of his “Purpose Tour” in the U.S. and Asia. As Gossip Cop has previously reported, the singer has had his fair share of problems behind the wheel. Just about two weeks ago, Bieber was stopped by cops for using his cell phone while driving his Mercedes wagon in Beverly Hills. He received a citation for that incident. Gossip Cop was told at the time that Bieber was “apologetic” and “cooperative” then as well, and even told the cops he knew better than to use a cell phone while driving.

Bieber’s two incidents in July were the first ones he’s had involving the police and a car in a couple of years. In 2015, Bieber got popped for speeding through Beverly Hills with tinted windows. And before that, the singer was famously arrested in Miami in 2014 for what was dubbed illegal drag racing. Bieber later pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of misdemeanor careless driving.

Bieber has not commented on social media about the latest incident in which he accidentally ran into a photographer. Below are photos taken shortly after the singer struck the photographer that were shared on Twitter.

 


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