Thursday, June 20, 2013

Justin Bieber Cleared Over Alleged Hit-and-run Accident Involving Paparazzo

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He may be the most popular male pop singer today, Justin Bieber is not very popular when it comes to safe driving as he was involved in different incidences over the years. Just recently, the pop singer got involved in an alleged hit-and-run accident involving a paparazzo.

Fortunately for Bieber, the cops have now cleared him of any wrongdoing after the investigation.

According to previous reports gathered by several media sources, Bieber was leaving the Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard late Monday night in his hot white Ferrari with his friend, Li’l Twist, when the incident occurred.

Allegedly, when Bieber got behind the wheel, he directed for some of the paparazzi surrounding them to clear out of the way. However, when he drove off, he seemed to pin one of them between his Ferrari and a parked car. Bieber didn’t stop at the scene. 

Several hours after the incident, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) launched an investigation and interviewed Bieber.

During the interview, he told cops that he didn’t know that he hit the photographer. Moreover, cops later found out that the paparazzo was the one who is at fault since he was a pedestrian in the roadway. Thus, Bieber was cleared for any misconduct this time.

Under the law, leaving the scene of accident without providing necessary information to the other party involve  even though you are not at fault can be considered a hit-and-run. Also, when it comes to pedestrians, since they are vulnerable from approaching cars, they have designated pedestrian lane. Nevertheless, in such case, wherein the pedestrian is not on the proper pedestrian lane during an accident, apparently, he or she cannot raise a claim since he is not on the right roadway for pedestrians, explained by a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer.