A paparazzo was killed yesterday after photographing the driver of Justin Bieber‘s Ferrari (a friend of his), getting a speed ticket.
The accident happened after a cop ordered the photographer back into his vehicle. The driver attempted to cross 4 lanes of traffic on I-405 before being hit by a 69-year-old driver, whose grandchildren were in the back seat.
Bieber 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.” He continued, “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.”
Miley Cyrus also weighed in on the accident when she tweeted, “Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in ’13 Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn’t Princess Di enough of a wake up call?! It is unfair for anyone to put this on to Justin’s conscious as well! This was bound to happen! Your mom teaches u when your a child not to play in the street! The chaos that comes with the paparazzi acting like fools makes it impossible for anyone to make safe choices. (sic)”
What do you think of the accident? Should laws be in place to offer better protection against the methods paparazzi will go to get a picture?