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Justin Bieber Accidentally Hit a Photographer While Leaving Church

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The singer rushed to the man's aid afterward

Justin Bieber has had a pretty eventful life recently, and on Wednesday night, his luck ran out to such a degree that one can only empathize with him. While leaving City Church, Bieber allegedly accidentally hit a paparazzo with his car as he was exiting via an alleyway. E News, one of the first outlets to report on the incident, also made sure to say that the photographer did not sustain any life-threatening injuries and published photographic evidence that Bieber did get out of his car in an attempt to see if the man was OK.

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E News quoted an onlooker to the incident. "According to an onlooker, the paparazzo was 'on the ground moaning' after Bieber accidentally hurt him outside the Saban Theater at 9:24 p.m. PT." The onlooker's testimonial continues, detailing the entire incident from their perspective of what happened.

"Justin slid into his truck in the alley. He got in the driver's seat and saw all the photographers flashing. He drove out slowly, and there was a group of photographers on the driver's side and a group on the passenger's side. Once he drove out, the driver's side paparazzo started walking around the front of the car. It was like a mob scene, flashing at him. The group on the right passenger side got pinned against Kourtney Kardashian's car, parked on the sidewalk. The guy fell down in the mob — kind of under the front of the car — and the wheel ran over his leg when Justin accelerated. When the photographers stopped flashing and knelt down to help their friend, that's when Justin realized he hit someone and got out of the car to help."

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Bieber's Good Samaritan instincts appear to have kicked in following the incident, as he went to check on the man rather than speeding away. This good-hearted action was further backed up by reports that he told onlookers they didn't "need more people yelling here, OK? That's nice of you, but we don't need anybody else yelling, please," when reportedly one young woman voiced concern for the paparazzo. It would appear Bieber was just as concerned for the man's well-being as onlookers were.

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It's also reported that Bieber was very cooperative with the police that arrived on the scene. While he hasn't released a statement at this time, it should be somewhat heartening that Bieber's heart and mind were in the right place on Wednesday night.

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