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How sad to lose your life right as the new year starts — over a photo of Justin Bieber's car.

Justin wasn't even in the car that got pulled over Tuesday night, TMZ reports. One of his friends was driving, and another friend was in the passenger's seat, when the Ferrari got pulled over near the Getty Center in Los Angeles. A photographer following Justin's car attempted to get photos during the traffic stop until police reportedly advised the pap to move back because it was unsafe. And then the paparazzo was hit by an oncoming car and killed. The scene is now under investigation.

This whole thing is somewhat reminiscent of Princess Diana, who died in 1997 after her car was chased by paparazzi. Photogs make big bucks off celeb photos, but it can't be at the expense of safety or common sense. Now this person is dead — and whoever hit him has to live with that, too, even though it's possible he or she was not at fault. Not worth it!

Source: TMZ