A celebrity-chasing photographer in Los Angeles died in a failed attempt to get a shot of Justin Bieber. The paparazzo spied the Canadian singer’s Ferrari at a traffic stop and walked across a freeway to take photos of its occupants. Police told the man to return to his car and he was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle as he crossed back across the street, CNN reports. Bieber was not in his vehicle at the time.
“While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim,” the singer said in a statement. “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.” Last summer, Bieber was ticketed for speeding while trying to avoid pursuing paparazzi
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