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Published On: Wed, Jan 2nd, 2013

Justin Bieber calls for legislation of paparazzi after photographer killed photograping his Ferrari during traffic stop

Justin Bieber offered condolences to the family and called for legislation of paparazzi after a man was killed after taking pictures of the teenage star’s car while it was pulled over during a traffic stop.

hat and shoe in road photographer killed Justin BieberThe 29-year-old photographer was struck by a vehicle New Year’s Eve after taking pictures of the singer’s white Ferrari in Los Angeles.

The singer was not in the vehicle, which had been pulled over by police officers at about 6pm.

The 18-year-old released a statement Tuesday in which he called for new laws for paparazzi photography.

“While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim. 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.”

The photographer got out of his car to take pictures but was struck by a Toyota Highlander SUV as he was running back to his own vehicle.

Photographs taken from the scene show the man’s hat and shoe lying in the road where he was hit.

Photo screenshot video coverage: http://www.tmz.com/2013/01/01/justin-bieber-ferrari-paparazzo-killed/

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