LOS ANGELES – A paparazzo was struck and killed by a car while darting across a street after taking pictures of Justin Biebers Ferrari when it was pulled over along a freeway in Los Angeles, police said Wednesday.
Bieber was not in the car at the time. The singer later said his prayers were with the family of the 29-year-old photographer who was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after the accident late Tuesday afternoon.
His name was withheld by police pending notification of relatives.
On Tuesday, a friend of Biebers was behind the wheel of the Ferrari registered to the singer when a California Highway Patrol officer pulled it over for speeding along Interstate 405, authorities said.
This photographer evidently had been following the white Ferrari, and when it was pulled over, he stopped, parked and crossed the street to snap photos, Los Angeles police Detective Charles Walton said.
After the officer issued the traffic ticket and the Ferrari left, the photographer began to run across the street to his car when he was struck, Walton said.
The photographer was carried about 30 feet on the hood of the car, Walton said.