Traffic Accident Sends Media into Tizzy Upon Learning Justin Bieber May Have Been Involved

Beverly Hills police Sgt. Robert Maycott said none of his officers saw Bieber.

Justin Bieber. Patch file photo.
Justin Bieber. Patch file photo.

A pair of vehicles collided in Beverly Hills today, causing no injuries but setting off a media frenzy over reports that singer Justin Bieber was in one of the vehicles.

Beverly Hills police Sgt. Robert Maycott said a "non-injury traffic collision" occurred just before 3 p.m. on North Canon Drive near the Montage Beverly Hills hotel, but no one was cited.

Asked if Bieber was involved, Maycott said, "None of my officers saw him."

The website TMZ, citing eyewitnesses, reported that Bieber was a passenger in an SUV being pursued by a paparazzo when it was it struck by a BMW pulling out of a parking structure. The website reported that Bieber immediately got out of the SUV and jumped into a another vehicle in his entourage and left the scene.

--City News Service


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