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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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31.

Star    

So Britney screws up being a mom and losing privliges JUST becasue we wont leave her alone???? Shes been in the spotlight a long time,, if she really cares about her kids she would clean up her act and get away from the media but she doesnt she LOVES the attention in a really sick way

2344 days ago
32.

mike m    

I am actually quite sad about the so-called "spotter." Sad that the SOB wasn't killed or injured for life.
These blood suckers put this woman through living hell with constant watching, following and in general, stalking her.
Sites like this one are as guilty as the people in question because they buy the pictures and feed off of this woman's misery.
Britney, there is one chance in a million you will read my remarks but if you would, God bless and good luck with your personal problems.

2297 days ago
33.

BC    

Well, why is this surprising....I do hope he is ok and hopefully all you Pap Smears will BACK off....enough is enough!

2350 days ago
34.

BLINKING !!    

Well well well. I knew this was going to happen. I just thought it would be BRITNEY who was going to be the one hurt. The Papz are out of control and everyone was just turning thier heads, including the COURTS.
I suppose people will BLAME bRITNEY. BUT THIS IS NOT HER FAULT

2350 days ago
35.

eyeamtym    

let the girl live her life come on.........now people are hurting each other. all those flashes no wonder she ran lights or ran over toes. yall put your selves in harms way. stop it get a telephoto lense. give her some freakin room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://myspace.com/nemerom

2350 days ago
36.

Sir Nigel Buttercrumpet    

You'd think people would have better things to do than chase this no talent loser around. Get a life!!

2350 days ago
37.

Alanna    

Maybe if the bitch stayed home once in awhile and stopped calling x17 with her schedule, this crap wouldn't happen.

2350 days ago
38.

Fletch    

I don't care.

2350 days ago
39.

BLINKING !!    

We have just learned that the person that was ran over is actually not an actual paparazzo but instead someone who takes part in chases in order to “tip off” agencies about the whereabouts of celebrities. He is therefore a “tipster”. He does not work for any agency.

We were just informed the paparazzo is alive, but in critical condition at Cedars-Sinai. He suffered broken legs, broken arms and a broken back.
An X17 paparazzi has just ran over another paparazzi on a motorcycle while chasing Britney Spears who had just come out of The Four Seasons Hotel. Our source tells us that this ocurred as the caravan of chasers were making a right turn on Santa Monica Blvd. and Rexford Dr. in Beverly Hills. The paparazzi was hit by a silver range rover and was literally smashed under its wheels. From what we hear, the body went into seizure and then it just stopped moving. It doesn’t look like he made it, according to our source.

This stuff is getting out of hand, next time it might be Britney that gets hurt.

2350 days ago
40.

SuziON    

well who's the crazy one now TMZ..... I can see K-puke sitting hunched over in his chair wondering how he can twist this one around on Brit...... and that'll be the "developing story" TMZ is just waiting for K-puke to call

2350 days ago
41.

Dog Chapman    

It is only a matter of time before that Sperm Burbing Gutter Puppy kills somebody.
Hopefully she tests positive for drugs/alcohol.

2350 days ago
42.

Julie G.    

It is crazy!

2350 days ago
43.

Dog Chapman    

Why wasn't she home with her babies?

2350 days ago
44.

noueaoc    

hahah... good riddance. hope the guy doesn't walk again.

2350 days ago
45.

SARA    

NOT SURPRISED! Too bad someone was hurt. BUT at least it was not Britney who was just driving her car, minding her own business!!

2350 days ago
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