LOS ANGELES: Justin Bieber teen pop star struck a photographer with his Ferrari sports car while driving away from a comedy club in Los Angeles on Monday night, but the accident was not considered a hit-and-run, police said.
Video from Laugh Factory comedy club showed Bieber behind the wheel of his white Ferrari, surrounded by photographers as he was pulling away.
Celebrity website TMZ said Bieber motioned the photographers to clear out of the way but apparently pinned one between his Ferrari and a parked car as he pulled out. He then drove away.
Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Bruce Borihanh said on Tuesday. “The investigation is ongoing.” “It was not a hit-and-run,”
He said the photographer was injured but out of danger.
Bieber is under investigation in a separate driving incident in May after his neighbours complained that he had been speeding through his gated Los Angeles-area community.
The Canadian singer has been the subject of a series of headline-grabbing incidents over the past year. German authorities seized a capuchin monkey Bieber had kept as a pet after he was unable to provide proper documentation for the animal at Munich airport. And in London, the singer scuffled with a photographer outside a hotel during a European tour.