Justin Bieber Accidentally Hit A Paparazzo With His Car In Beverly Hills — VIDEO
Days after canceling the remainder of his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber is making headlines again. On Wednesday night, Bieber hit a paparazzo with his car while leaving City Church in Beverly Hills. According to what sources who witnessed the accident told People, Bieber was trying to leave despite several photographers waiting for him at the end of the church's driveway, and when he tired to leave, he accidentally hit one of them. Bustle has reached out to a rep for Bieber, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.
UPDATE: The Beverly Hills Police Department released the following statement to Bustle:
EARLIER: "He tried to scare away the paparazzi but as he neared the group, he accidentally hit one of the photographers who was in his path," the source told the magazine. The Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed to People that incident occurred at 9:24 p.m., and the victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries after he was transported to Cedars-Sinai hospital.
Lt. Scott Dowling of the Beverly Hills Police Department told CNN that the victim was a 57-year-old man, and that Bieber stayed at the scene as police investigated the accident. He added that no citations were given for the incident.
Videos and photos taken at the scene show that Bieber did get out of his car to check on the photographer, and he seems to be offering him help.
BREAKING: Witnesses say Justin Bieber hit a photographer in Beverly Hills on Wednesday evening. Police say it appears to be an accident. pic.twitter.com/tTqgKmAkGb— ABC World News Now (@abcWNN) July 27, 2017
Sgt. Matthew Stout told USA Today that Bieber "fully cooperated" with police.
On Monday, Bieber announced that he would be canceling the rest of his Purpose World Tour dates, which includes 14 shows all over the world. Those with tickets have been promised refunds, and there is no word on whether or not he plans to reschedule those shows at a later date.