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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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61.

Irene    

Apparently her mother crossed over to the other side, BUT WHERE THE HELL IS HER FATHER. SHE HAS ONE. Why dont someone who cares an iota about her help her, she is definitely a tragedy waiting to happen & it's a real shame.

2447 days ago
62.

9inch    

ANOUTHER 30 YEAR OLD LOOSER LIVIN WITH MOM TRYING TO EARN WEED MONEY. THESE GUYS NEVER HAD A REAL JOB AND LIVE LIKE BACTERIA ON OTHERS.

IT IS ALL FUN AND GAMES TILL SOMEONE GETS HURT!

BREAK A LEG!

2447 days ago
63.

Chris    

joanie,

are you an idiot. did not you not read the post. They have spotters to find the celeb and report to other paparazzi where the celeb is.

She doesn't need to call them.

2447 days ago
64.

Dean Martin    

Did the Kids get to See it??

2447 days ago
65.

Terry    


Can't say I'm surprised, Is anyone ?
Wondering how they will use this against Britney.
I Heard AJ on Showbiz Tonight say Brittney ran over a paparazzi and a cop's foot!
HUH? Don't they have enough on her without being over dramatic?
She didn't ask those fools to put their foot under a moving car!
No more then she asked for this guy on his bike to chase her down.

2447 days ago
66.

ilove95037    

It's unbelieveable the way you guys chase her around. I just can't believe the way our court system ignores your antics.

2447 days ago
67.

Terry    


If he was only a spotter why was he chasing Brit with other paps?

2447 days ago
68.

anonymous    

Yes it was bound to happen sooner or later, the only question was WHO would get hurt. The paps are out of control and we all know Britney makes sure she lets them know where she'll be---when she wants to. Ever notice how some days you don't see anything about her----no shots of her going for drug tests, etc. Then other days the paps are in some unlikely places where they wouldn't usually stake her out. So if, as we believe, she does tip them off, she contributed to this unfortunate accident. Apparently the paps haven't learned anything in the 10 years since Diana and 2 others were killed while she was chased by these wild beasts. The sad part is that this was all just to get another meaningless shot of Brit doing the same meaningless things that they've already shot 100's of times!! Why do we need to be shown the same shots, different days over and over? I do hope this spotter will recover from his injuries and not be permanently disabled.

2447 days ago
69.

BC    

does anyone here think that this whole mess is starting to backfire on Kfud? Please, don't tell me he is a good, loving father. Ok, I take it back, I am sure he loves the boys, but, I am pretty sure by his actions that he is a deadbeat. If he is so hard up for money, why is he living in a huge house he can't afford to even rent. He has no job and no real prospects for one. I agree, he should have the kids until Brit straightens herself out. And I do hope it is soon. But, does he really have any job skills, to afford that HUGE house? Why does it matter where you live, loser? A small townhouse should be sufficient, as long as you have a roof over your boys head, why do you need some mansion? Loser, get a job! Can't stand the thought of people like you, who mooch off of others.

2447 days ago
70.

sicko Lambert    

That's why they should "LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE" !

2447 days ago
71.

He's just another Idiot    

Britney is on right now on a Re-run on Jay Leno. It was filmed probably 3 or 4 years ago. The audience is going wild for her. She is so cute, adorable, and bubbly. So sad that she married that A ..hole K-Dud. I think she is strong enough not to let that nasty gold digger ruin her life.
So hope that the paparazzi will back off now that one of them got run over. They are so dimwitted, though, they will probably not blink an eye and go on stalking people.

2447 days ago
72.

sheesh    

If he had a real job this wouldn't have happened. Maybe if ALL the Paps had real jobs and quit chasing her the Popwreck would fall off the face of the earth and we would never have to see her again.

2447 days ago
73.

Joanie    

CHRIS BRITTANY JUST "HAPPENS" TO BE WHERE THE PAPS ARE RIGHT?/ GET REAL, HUNDREDS OF CELEBRITIES ROAM THE STREETS AND THEY DON'T HAVE THE PAPS UP THERE ASSES...SHE CALCULATES HER MOVES.....THEY DON'T JUST HAPPEN TO FIND HER EVERY MOVE.......YOU SEE HER GRINNING EAR TO EAR WITH THEM AROUND,,,,,YOU DON'T SEE HER TRYING TO PREVENT IT BECAUSE LOVES THE ATTENTION.....SHE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE OUT DAY IN AND DAY OUT WHILE THIS CUSTODY BATTLE IS GOING ON....SHE SHOULD STAY HOME AND BE A MOM

2447 days ago
74.

firefly    

It made me sick to read everyday how the papparazzi where always in Britneys face. How would they like it if they couldn't walk, drive or do anything without flashbulbs going off in their faces. Why doesn't she just get a restraining order against them. At least they would have to stay far enough away that nobody would get hurt. I believe that most of the things that Britney did were accidents brought about by those a..hole paps. Come on California, pass a law that protects people from the stalkarazzi.

2447 days ago
75.

Ms_Tell_It_Like_It_Is    

Well, I guess that will take 2 of these bottom feeding stalkers out of the picture for a while - the one hurt and the one that hit him, as he sits in jail. While I hope the one that was hurt pulls through, I hope he will find another vocation in life, other than stalking people.

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