Nicole Richie was involved in a fender bender with a paparazzi earlier today while driving in Beverly Hills. Luckily, neither one of her children were in the car at the time, Nicole and an unidentified male companion were the only occupants in the vehicle. Paramedics were not called to the scene, but Nicole was reportedly taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by her bodyguard who was not with her at the time of the accident.
Nicole’s Range Rover was rear ended by a paparazzi who has been arrested for being incapable of showing proper identification. His vehicle will be towed and the paparazzi is being taken into the Beverly Hills Police Department to be booked for the misdemeanor. Sgt. Tony Lee of the Beverly Hills Police Department commented to People Magazine:
Ms. Richie was driving with a passenger around 2 p.m. when she was struck by two photographers driving in one vehicle behind her. She complained of pain, and her passenger is transporting her to a local hospital. Her car sustained moderate damage. No paramedics were called to the scene.
Let’s hope everything’s ok with Nicole. Since it was just a fender bender, she’s probably just being checked out for precautionary reasons. However, this incident once again brings up the issue of paparazzi endangering lives. Luckily, this was not a life threatening accident, but what if it was? This could just as easily have been the sort of accident that could threaten the life of not only a celebrity, but innocent bystanders. Should law makers do something to ensure the safety of the public from paps? Let us know in the comments!