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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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91.

Bobby G    

WHY IS SHE DRIVING? I know. I know. She shouldn't have to give up driving because of the intruding ppzi. But, seriously we need to face the fact that Britney just isn't very bright at all right now. She does countless stupid things while behind the wheel of her car (and you can't blame them all on the ppzi). Face it. She is one dim bulb. She could pay for a full time driver at her beck and call 24/7 for less than the cost of her car and tickets and court fees. Plus think of all the time it has cost her. And all of the bad publicity. Britney has was is known as "wet brain syndrome" from all the drugs and booze. She can't think creatively. All she can do is repeat the same behaviors the same way she always does. She needs to stop zipping all over the place on her own. Jeeez. Order out. Have things delivered. Send other people to run your errands while you dry out. Everyone is saying, "I knew that was going to happen". Well, DUH! So now which do you think is easier? Which is more likely? Britney stays off the road? Or, dozens of photographers ALL decide to ignore their meal ticket while she drives around still banging into things? I think she could have a lot more fun if she just let someone else cart her butt around in a limo to begin with. I'm not going to worry about the guy who fell off the bike. You won't get hurt if you don't play in the street.

2534 days ago
92.

Grossness    

Has this world got to be totally ridiculous or what? Now we've got such an absurdly celebrity-obscessed 'culture' (If you wish to dignify this mess with such a term) that now paparazzi accidentally run over their colleagues, or scouts, or something, so quick and close is the chase. And for what? More pics of overexposed dodgy talents to divert the peasants (That's us) from the REAL events of the day, such as plans for the next round of war and repression.

People, wake up, quit buying the rag mags and start checking out what's really happening in this world, before it's too late. (The Romans had their 'bread and circuses' [food handouts and fight shows involving gladiators and/or various animals] and we have rag mags and 'reality' TV. Do you see a bit of a parallel here?)

2534 days ago
93.

LAME    

You won't get hurt if you don't play in the street.

Posted at 1:10AM on Nov 13th 2007 by Bobby G

Another good quote by Bobby G...

2534 days ago
94.

just wondering    

..Who posted as me...I agree..but i was busy bloggin on the Doctor site....missed all of this!!

2534 days ago
95.

val    

READ POST 56 .. He's right on target and says the truth... KEVIN FEDERLINE, JOBLESS, AND LIVES OFF WOMEN AND CARES NOTHING ABOUT KIDS UNLESS THEIR MOTHER IS RICH AS BRITNEY IS. HE LEFT HIS LAST SON AS A BABY WHILE THE OTHER ONE WASN'T HATCHED YET, TO MAKE ANOTHER BABY WITH BRITNEY. IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY WITH THIS BOY,

As for these freakly and sometime real felons on parole Papz .. well I don't like any of them and I don't need to see the crap photos .. THEY ARE STALKERS ..

2534 days ago
96.

anonymous    

#27 Irene---Try to keep up dear! People need to stop asking where is her mother, where is her father!! Everyone but Britney knows she's a "tragedy waiting to happen". That's not even in question. But she is a grown woman---26 years old in a couple of weeks--- with 2 children of her own. She is NOT a child, even though she acts like one. It has repeatedly been reported by everyone who's ever dealt with her like managers, lawyers, record company execs, the people at the recent award show that she ruined, etc., that she WILL NOT LISTEN to anyone! She has pushed away anyone who's ever tried to help her, including her folks, and yes, even KFed. That is why she has no friends or family or anyone else around her except scuzzy Sam. Unless she really goes off, no one can have her put in a hospital or force her into the therapy she needs, including her parents. THEY CAN'T help her unless she wants it, and she doesn't. So stop asking where her parents are. They're there if she wants them.

2534 days ago
97.

BLINKING !!    

SLUT-NEY's fault.......Are you serious.??? The person was a papz tipster. He was chasing Britney and got his ass ran over by ANOTHER PAPZ.. how does that make it her fault.?? When are people going to stop blaming Britney for anything that happens around her. Next i'm hear Britney is to blame for the war.


2534 days ago
98.

LAME    

Britney has no friends.... just leeches wanna be's!

2534 days ago
99.

square    

It's obvious that she's unstable right now. Everyone needs to let her be. With her "addictive personality." Whether it's drugs, drinking etc. Her newly addiction is the "paps." We may as well be taking her as an addict to a bar or being a "friend" and giving her whatever it takes for her not to FEEL at the moment. Stop giving her negative and DISTRUCTIVE attention! Don't feed into this. In time, if she's left ALONE, she'll be OK.

2534 days ago
100.

Bobby not Britney bitch...    

This will happen again and again...if they didn't chase the girl 24-7 maybe she'd be a better driver and mother. Maybe this is a sign for the paps to take a step back and think if a picture of Britney is worth someones life....Could have been another car with a family in it, but doesn't seem there (the paps) to concerned, does it???

2534 days ago
101.

LMAO    

K Jerk is tipping off the paps , he has some one constantly following Britney to dig dirt up on her to help him in court so he doesnt lose his money he has coming in , he could really care less about the kids , im telling you for a fact its all about the money .

2534 days ago
102.

Andybauti    

I had the oppurtunity to see the madness that is the britney spears papparazzi chase. I am a regular civilian, i went on x17 saw that ms.sPEARS WAS staying at the four seasons. i went there and saw ms.spears leave the fs. and about 10 carsfollow her down santa monica.The paps nearly killed some pedestrians. they run red lights,drive on the wrong side of the road and dgaf about who they hurt. somebody will diein this madness, and itwontbe ms. spears or a pap,but rather an innocent old lady or a helpless child. I think followingsomeone is something that should be illegal no matter who you are. The most experienced pap or some young kid spotter. after that one night i decided not to be a part of that madness anymore. i saw whatdanger it posed to me and the public. sites that keep a practical gps on these celebs make it easier for a stalker or a crazed fan to gain access to their heroes.

2534 days ago
103.

BC    

Intervention can be done no matter what age the person is. I wish her family would step up and do the right thing. Oh, well, Mom Spears is busy writing a book and 'managing' the younger sister....guess there is no time! People who have issues with alcohol, drugs and mental problems do push away the people who love and care for them the most. But, the people who really are committed to the troubled person always stand by them and get them the help they need. Maybe this has happened, most likely not. Best wishes to this family and may they find the happiness and peace that they deserve like the rest of us.

2534 days ago
104.

He's just another Idiot    

You people are morons if you think Britney calls the paparazzi. They camp outside her house and stalk her everywhere she goes. She has finally learned to just take it in stride. She was great tonight on the Leno re-run. I saw on TV recently the small apartment K-Dud lived in when he met Britney and the house, with pool, that he lives in now - thanks to Britney's money. He is a much bigger gold digger than any woman I've ever heard of. It's bad enough when women soak their ex- husbands for every dime they can, but when a guy does it, it's even more disgusting. He won't look for a job. He's too dumb to ever find one.

2534 days ago
105.

just wondering    

.#64..Bogie..that is it in a nutshell...

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