Photographer killed while shooting Bieber's car
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber on Wednesday said his prayers were with the family of a photographer who was struck and killed while trying to take pictures of the pop star's Ferrari sports car along a freeway in Los Angeles.
Bieber was not in the car at the time. The name of the 29-year-old photographer, who was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after the accident on Tuesday afternoon, was not released.
"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," Bieber said in a statement released by Island Def Jam Music Group.
A friend of Bieber's was behind the wheel of the Ferrari on Tuesday when a California Highway Patrol officer pulled it over for speeding, authorities said.