Pop star Justin Bieber hits photographer with car, say police

Pop singer Justin Bieber accidentally hit a photographer with his truck after leaving a Beverly Hills church service Wednesday night. The photographer suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Bieber (above) hit a 57-year-old male, who was hospitalised with non-threatening injuries.
Bieber (above) hit a 57-year-old male, who was hospitalised with non-threatening injuries.PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Justin Bieber left a photographer with minor injuries after accidentally striking him with his vehicle near Los Angeles, police said on Thursday (July 27).

The pop star hit the 57-year-old male pedestrian, who was hospitalised with non-threatening injuries, at approximately 9.24pm on Wednesday evening, Beverly Hills police detective Chris Coulter told AFP.

Bieber, 23, "was cooperative and was released," Coulter said.

No citations were issued at the scene.

The incident follows the Canadian superstar's abrupt cancellation of the remainder of his world tour earlier this week, citing "unforeseen circumstances."

Bieber is a fixture of tabloids who has frequently faced legal trouble over incidents including racing a car through Miami and throwing eggs at a neighbour's house.

But his career had gone back on track with the spectacular success of his album Purpose in late 2015 that generated a stream of hits including Sorry.