The Ferrari belonging to the ‘All Around The World’ singer was pulled over by police for an alleged speeding offence. The photographer – 29-year-old Chris Guerra - then stepped out of his vehicle to take photos.He was then hit by another moving vehicle and died.
Although the Ferrari was Justin’s, the 18-year-old was not in the car. He had loaned it to Lil Twist – who was behind the wheel – and another pal.
Justin released a statement following the photographer’s death and said, “While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim.
“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.”
Although Justin himself was not involved in this particular incident, he has previously had run-ins with the paparazzi. In May, 2012, he was involved in a scuffle with a photographer in Calabasas, California. In July, he was pulled over by police for speeding while attempting to outrun a paparazzo.