Justin Bieber is used to being chased by the paparazzi, but a photog chase turned deadly on Jan. 1 when a photographer spotted Jusin’s parked Ferrari on the side of the 405 highway, and crossed the busy road on foot to snap pics. On his way back to his own vehicle, he was struck by an oncoming car and killed.
The photographer noticed Justin’s famous Ferrari on the side of the road after it was pulled over by California Highway Patrol. He thought he saw Justin sitting inside, so he crossed the busy highway to take photos.
Even though the photographer managed to take a few pics, police officers reportedly told the man twice to return to his car, according to CNN. Los Angeles Police spokesman James Stoughton said the man was struck by an oncoming car on his way back to his own car and killed.
LAPD officer Cleon Joseph tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “The reason the car was pulled over was because the driver was speeding. The driver was not Justin Bieber. The victim jaywalked across Sepulveda Boulevard, a very busy street, and was struck at 5:50pm. He was taken to the hospital. Perhaps this will compel laws to change with regard to celebrity photographers.”