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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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76.

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How Can You Say Serves Him Right? #25

.. because no one put a gun to his head to go out and spot for the other roaches. plenty of other jobs out there.....and i come here for amusement interests only. i wouldn't shed a tear if TMZ shut down tomorrow. it's the ladies in line at the grocery store picking up the magazines at checkout that keep those turds imployed. hardly from me checking out a blog here and there.

2446 days ago
77.

Chris    

Snaping photos of drivers, AT NIGHT, using flashes is dangerous and should be illegal. Why must paps at like buffoons? and leave the troubled Brit alone; making a living from other people's misery is selfish and ignorant!!! I will never support "those" magazines (or visit this web site) again.

2446 days ago
78.

sicko Lambert    

Get real, you say Britney calculates her every move? I don't think so! I bet if you were in a spotlight yourself, you'd quickly find out!

2446 days ago
79.

Irene    

I'M STILL ASKING, WHERE IS HER FATHER ????????

I JUST SAW THE LENO REPEAT TOO & ALL I CAN THINK IS WHAT A SHAME

2446 days ago
80.

Chris    

joanie,

you are under the assumption she has the kids everyday. she does not so staying home and being a mom is pretty stupid.

1. Most stay at home moms are not locked up in their house and never go out.

2. when she doesn't have the kids she has every right to go out .

3. this has nothing to do with the post about the accident. Whether she calls them or not, she is not responsible for what happens to them as they chase her. This is competely the papz fault. Period.

2446 days ago
81.

square    

She's obviously addicted to attention. Young and NAIVE. TMZ and others leave her alone! She obviously has or had talent but, to feed her craving for attention is simply her new addiction, (the paps). ENOUGH!

2446 days ago
82.

~Cora    

Good! I wish that happened to them all! They all claim to be doing a job..but they are all jerks..they should kill them all!!

2446 days ago
83.

jr    

good...one less vulture on the town

2446 days ago
84.

SinCity    

At least he wasn't the imbecile pap standing in the middle of the road (illegally) in front of oncoming cars - which was Britney's, flashing his camera in her windshield. Whether this guy is a spotter/tipster/pap, it's all the same to me. If they want to chase and hunt her down, they're responsible for their own craziness. Maybe next time, one of them will end up killing another pap.

2446 days ago
85.

SHE'S AN ATTENTION WHORE    

The papparazzi should hopefully get the message here; don't press too hard or you can get hurt.

HOWEVER...

This is also partly the fault of SLUT-NEY. It's common knowledge (backed up by TMZ video of her doing so which has been posted in several previous posts) that she calls the press before she goes anywhere, so as to create a "buzz" about her. In her twisted, delusional mind, this is supposedly a good thing. Unfortunately, she creates the envirornment where people do all sorts of things to get her picture, and they get hurt. Simply put, this guy would NOT be hurt if she hadn't called the press beforehand, to let them know exactly what she was planning to do. If I were his attorney, I'd subpoena every papparazzi there, I'd sue her ass bigtime, and I'd win.

2446 days ago
86.

dave    

I still love you brit., I love your chunky butt . forever.

2446 days ago
87.

LMAO    

If Kevin Federline is such a goody 2 shoes and daddy of the year , then why doesnt he take care of his other children that he has with Shar Jackson ? Shar was pregnant with his son Kaleb when he left her to get with Britney ( you call that a loving daddy ? ) Shar has two children with Kevin – a daughter, Kori, born July 2002, and a son, Kaleb, born July 2004.
This worthless piece of crap of a so called man doesnt have a job , lives in a big fancy mansion , lives like to the fullest , parties up a storm and whos money is he living off of > BRITNEY SPEARS MONEY.
If any one thinks Kevin has Sean Preston or Jayden James best interest at heart , think again , all Kevin thinks about is Britneys money , if Britney was some poor girl with out money and fame , Kevin would long be gone and he would be on the non support dead beat list .
GET A JOB KEVIN FEDERLINE and quit living off BRITNEY SPEARS $ MONEY $

2446 days ago
88.

Sandra    

STOP following her.....You are going to hurt her and her kids...you must stop following her....the photogs are going to cause a terrible accident to happen to them...is this what the photogs are REALLY AFTER....too sick...

2446 days ago
89.

LAME    

one more quick fix before you call it a night jr?

2446 days ago
90.

He's just another Idiot    

Britney was wonderful on the Jay Leno re-run. I had forgotten what a great dancer she is and a good singer. She looked so beautiful. The crowd loved her and so did Leno. I hope her nightmare will be over soon and she can get back to her career.
Wish that deadbeat K-Fed would stop trying to drive her crazy. He is such a money mooching loser.
Speaking of losers, nitwit Rosie O'Donnell was just on Inside Edition trashing Dog. Rosie, of all people, should never put anyone down. I haven't figured out if Rosie is demented or makes stupid statements just to get attention.

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