A photographer was killed New Year's Day when he was struck by a motorist while crossing the street back to his car after taking a picture of a white Ferrari he thought was owned by singer Justin Bieber, a police officer said.
It was not immediately known whether the sports car was actually owned by
Bieber, said Los Angeles police officer James Stoughton of the West Traffic
About 5:45 p.m., a California Highway Patrol officer stopped the Ferrari
on the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway at Getty Center Drive, where the
car exited to Sepulveda Boulevard and Getty Center Drive, Stoughton said.
CHP officials said Bieber was not in the car when it was stopped, according to the Los Angeles Times. It was also unclear who was driving.
The photographer parked his car, crossed Sepulveda Boulevard, took some
pictures and was hit by a motorist while crossing the street back to his
vehicle, the police officer said.
Paramedics rushed the photographer to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, Stoughton said. The motorist stayed at the scene but it is not
immediately known whether he was arrested or cited.