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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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46.

Connie    

WHEN WILL U GUYS LEARN TO STOP FOLLOWING HER!!! DIDNT WE LEARN FROM DIANA??

2444 days ago
47.

Erica    

Though I really hope the guy makes it out ok, and that he will have a healthy long life after this situation... I am really glad that it was one of the Paps and Not Britney or an innocent bystander.

Enough is Enough. This chasing of celebrities for pictures is completely nuts!!!!!
Take the damb stalkers off the road. They are incapable of making safe and sane decisions and are probably to blame for many of the so called incidents that celebrities get into.

2444 days ago
48.

tg    

Just can't leave people alone, can ya'll?
This is what happens when u guys act like idiots.

2444 days ago
49.

Complicated    

SINCE IT WAS AN X-17 PHOTOGRAPHER THAT HIT HIM, AND BRITNEY PAYS X-17 TO FOLLOW HER AND WRITE POSITIVE ARTICLES THEN SHE IS PARTLY TO BLAME BECAUSE SHE ASKS THEM TO FOLLOW HER AND PROTECT HER FROM OTHER PAPARAZZI AND NOW THEY'VE POTENTIALLY KILLED SOMEONE.

2444 days ago
50.

Julie G.    

FIBIKER-Like I said on other blog, It is all about Publicity. HER own Publicity vs her Children's needs whether she has kids tonight or not. Remember as being public figure it means she is a public commidity. So people get to know everything. She seems to wanted to fuel up more publicity and let everyone fight over everything around her by going out than staying at home most of time during the week. It looks like every hotel all over in Beverly Hills, California, she loves to go to. Brit already is thinking about buying house and car right middle of custody battle! Her children's needs and staying home on her last number list on her paper. Get it?

2444 days ago
51.

Cartman    

Even the drivers chasing Britney need to obey the rules of the road. They seem to think that endangering their own lives is worth it for the latest shot of Zitney.

Oh well, at least no innocent bystanders were hurt.


2444 days ago
52.

9inch    

GET A REAL JOB LEACHES!!

THE GHOST OF DIANA IS PIST!

2444 days ago
53.

Seattlelite    

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Idiot people.
I am so glad I'm not in L.A. anymore with all those idiots making the roads so unsafe and dangerous for everyone. The Paps think they own the roads.
Although this guy is seriously hurt..... too bad, so sad for him. Sometime soon time it's going to be an innocent person and those idiot Paps still won't care.

2444 days ago
54.

Joanie    

IT'S NOT A COINCIDENCE THAT THE PAPS ARE AT THE EXACT PLACE SHE IS EVERYTIME. SHE SETS IT ALL UP, DOUCH BAG

2444 days ago
55.

BC    

as usual, someone has to wish the worst. I hope this guy will be ok. And I really hope that the Pap Smears will start backing off. They should not be behaving like a pack of wild animals. And Brit just needs to stay home, not because of the crazy behavior of the Paps. But, girl, you need to just freaking learn to be by yourself! Godspeed to the injured Pap. And best wishes and bless you, Brit. Take care of yourself, the right way........

2444 days ago
56.

Justme    

I hope it wasnt Alicia Silva the pap sueing Keanu Reeves caz that pap is after blood.

2444 days ago
57.

WHAAATTTTT    

that is terrible! I hope hhe is ok! BUT.... i think this should be a lesson for people to STOP CHASING THAT WOMAN! really! i can live without knowing how many times she goes out for coffee! COME ON TMZ! this has gone on far enough.

I hope he will be ok.

2444 days ago
58.

uh oh    

I would think the judge would be very interested in this. It shows the danger for her and her kids being chased down by paparazzi. All the more reason, she should keep these kids out of the spotlight. She can't even go one day without putting herself out there. She is to blame as much as the press. Her obsession for being seen everyday, now may have taken a life. She is a public figure. She knows damn well the paps will be there. There is no excuse for her to keep doing this. She has enough money to buy everything she JUST has to go out for. It's ridiculous for people to keep making excuses for her. The paps are not stalkers. They are doing their job and she makes it so damn easy for them. Stay Home Once n Awhile, before YOU and YOUR KIDS wind up DEAD!

2444 days ago
59.

Yes    

How can you say serves him right? Think about it. Why was he out there? To provide crap for websites like this one for people like us. If there is anyone to blame for this it is every one of us here. Without us demanding the crap he'd have no reason to be there. We are to blame. For once be honest with yourselves. I am and this is my last time ever on a gossip site. This isn't some game this is reality.

2444 days ago
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BC    

And this is not because of the Spears 'madness' as you lead this story. This is the Pap Smear's madness. Quit making it out, like she is at blame. I don't care if she calls any of the Paps. Nobody needs to act like it is a matter of life or death to get that 'perfect' shot! The Paps are out of control.......

2444 days ago
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