Oh no! Justin Bieber got into a car accident in Beverly Hills, Calif. on June 24 at approximately 2 p.m. PST, after a paparazzo car had been chasing the 20-year-old pop star in his Escalade.
The Escalade, in which Justin Bieber had been riding as a passenger, crashed into a third car as the Biebs’ driver was trying to lose a paparazzo-driven vehicle that was hot on his trail. Read on for more details.
Justin Bieber Car Accident: Singer Crashes After Paparazzi Chase
Justin’s SUV was moving fast down Canon Drive in Beverly Hills when a BMW pulled out of a parking lot near Bouchon restaurant and crashed into the Escalade, an eyewitness tells TMZ.
Justin “almost immediately” jumped out of the SUV and sped off in another car, the site reports.
“It’s a not injury traffic accident, meaning no one was injured,” Beverly Hills police Sgt. Robert Maycott tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “There was an SUV and another unknown vehicle involved. None of my officers saw Mr. Justin Bieber.”
Thank goodness Justin is okay! Another source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that he fled the scene not because of any wrongdoing on his part, but because “it is a part of his security detail to get him out of danger at all times — they basically act like he is the president and they are his Secret Service. He would never have left had he been driving.”
Beverly Hills police Lt. Lincoln Hoshino confirms that it was totally legal for Justin to leave the scene of the accident.
“If he was passenger in a vehicle and he left the scene of a non-injury accident, then there’s no criminal behavior on Mr. Bieber’s part,” Lt. Hoshino tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He has no obligation to stay there.”
LA attorney Mychal Wilson adds to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, “It is not illegal to leave the scene of a car accident if you are the passenger. Justin did nothing illegal, unless he was obstructing justice by removing any relevant evidence such as an open container of alcohol, drugs and/or weapons from the vehicle. The sheriff’s department will most likely review surveillance footage from nearby businesses and speak to any witnesses who saw Bieber leave the scene.”
Justin Bieber Moves To Beverly Hills: Is Selena Gomez Staying With Him?
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Justin recently moved into a gigantic new condo in Beverly Hills, and he’s reportedly considering asking his on-again girlfriend Selena Gomez, 21, to move in with him.
It sounds like the place is in need of a woman’s touch because Justin has already had the cops called on him TWICE for throwing late-night ragers in his new home!
“The smell of marijuana was permeating the floor, especially my hallway, which is shared by [Justin’s] unit,” his neighbor told TMZ.
So HollywoodLifers, are YOU worried about Justin after his car accident? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee