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Paparazzo Seriously Injured in Spears Madness

11/13/2007 12:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: Miraculously, the victim was released from the hospital last night with only a tire mark on his arm. Not a single broken bone, and no internal injuries. Lucky guy!

TMZ has confirmed a paparazzo on a motorcycle has been injured while chasing Britney Spears.

The accident, first reported by That Other Blog, happened around 5:00 PM tonight, roughly a mile from the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel. Several cars were in line chasing the pop princess when one hit another photog on a motorcycle, throwing the rider off the bike and onto the road. We're told the rider was seriously injured and transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His current condition is unknown.

UPDATE: We're told that the injured person is what is known as a "spotter," and does not actually carry a camera. He will follow the star and tip off other photographers to her whereabouts. We hear he's fairly new to the Britney beat, only appearing on the scene in the past several days.

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Julie G.    

Cheryl-
Your misunderstood me! from Fibbiker post. NO! it is not right for any photographers or paps to be there when it is not neccesary to be there with consent or without consent of public figures during their private/lesuire times. especially not too close like 1 yard away. It shall be at least 800 yards away. Jackie Onassis had requested the permission from the court to have the paps stay away at least 1,000 yards from her kids for years. Other celebrities have done differently, not letting anyone know where they go. But from I always felt in ways that Brit seems to tip off. - She is a feeding frenzy sort of a way not the whole thing. If she see it everyday, She would said to herself, hell with it, I gonna to ask my manager to put a stop to it. Indeed, Brit keeps walking out everywhere and smile from time to time. Other thing, How did X 17 know and get the close up pictures of Brit and her boys when she took her kids out in the wagon with monitor coach two weeks ago and it was not even on TMZ.com. She has two different monitor coaches. Things don't add up. I don't care about how Kevin plans toward Brit's situation either. I believe Kevin took the advantage on how it turn out for Brit with paps.

For my post #7 I am referring to the mess with paps as "crazy" because I don't approve of what paps were doing and going after the shots for money and get themselves hurt or hurt others for nothing.

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Adam    

The only thing that biker of yours is a victim of, is his own stupidity. I don't like Brittany at all, but she didn't have anything to do with your spotter getting into an accident.

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Leela    

I think TMZ deserves a lot of credit for not implying that this was in any way Britney's fault.

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Leela    

I am so freaking sick of people accusing Britney of tipping off the paparazzi! She doesn't need to, they are parked in long lines of vehicles outside of her home, day and night. Ask anyone who lives nearby or has driven through that area. I am not defending Britney's behavior but she has the right to leave her home without being followed.

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