Justin Bieber accidentally hits paparazzi with his monster truck

Justin Bieber accidentally hit a paparazzo with his pickup truck while leaving a Los Angeles-area church service Wednesday. Luckily, everyone involved is safe, and the details of the story are so specific and weird that they can truly only be described as… Bieberian.

The incident happened outside the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills where Bieber had reportedly just wrapped up service at a City Church event Wednesday evening. As Bieber was pulling out of a parking space in a black pickup truck (which he’s modified with monster truck-sized tires), the front, right tire struck one of the photographers, causing him to fall to the ground. In other words: Bieber nearly ran over a man with his monster truck.

TMZ captured a video of the accident:

The paparazzo was taken to nearby hospital where doctors confirmed he had sustained a few injuries to his lower body, but is expected to make a full recovery.

According to TMZ, Bieber “stayed right by the man’s side for roughly 8 to 10 minutes until paramedics and police arrived,” and then got a ride home from a driver in a separate car.

In a surprising twist, KTLA-TV reports that Bieber left the crash site in a 2017 Aston Martin leased to Kourtney Kardashian. Kardashian’s mother Kris Jenner has dated Bieber’s road manager Corey Gamble off and on since 2014.

Christine Friar

Christine Friar

Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.