Supercar ... Bieber's Ferrari
A SNAPPER trying to take pictures of Justin Bieber has died after being hit by a car.
The New Year's Day tragedy happened when the singer’s white Ferrari was pulled over by police in Los Angeles and a paparazzo who was following the car also stopped and started taking photos.
Police asked him to move on because the situation was not safe. He was then knocked down by an oncoming car, according to gossip site TMZ.
Bieber, 18, was not in the car at the time. The motor was driven by a friend, with another pal in the passenger seat.
In a statement, Bieber said: "While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim.
"Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves."
Police are investigating the death but sources say drugs and alcohol were not involved.
Tragedy ... photographer was trying to snap Bieber