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Nicole Richie: Car Accident Caused By Paparazzi

Nicole Richie: Car Accident Caused By Paparazzi

Benji Madden comes to Nicole Richie‘s rescue after she was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles on Monday (October 5).

The 28-year-old star was rear-ended by paparazzi, who were later arrested and booked for being unlicensed drivers.

Ms. Richie was driving with a passenger around 2 p.m. when she was struck by two photographers driving in one vehicle behind her,” said Lt. Tony Lee of the Beverly Hills Police. “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.”

Get well soon, Nic!

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36 Responses to “Nicole Richie: Car Accident Caused By Paparazzi”

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  1. 1
    macca Says:

    Damned papz…. what if her children had been in the car?

  2. 2
    ASHI j J Says:

    HOPE SHE IS OK ………..

  3. 3
    Halli Says:

    Crazy paps. Her kids could have been in that car

  4. 4
    NIki Says:

    The papz just don’t care! And I think we, general public, encourages it. We continue to purchase the tabloid mags. We continue to visit the websites knowing these people went to extreme measures to get the story or the picture.

  5. 5
    ME Says:

    I would be PISSED!! What if they’re children had been in the car with her?! These papparazi have lost freakin’ minds and it needs to stop!

  6. 6
    Wendy Says:

    WHY are there no laws about paparazzi yet? There NEED to be! NOW!!!

  7. 7
    watch Says:

    I hope Nicole is alright…….she just had a baby and her body is still not right!

  8. 8
    kt Says:

    @Wendy:
    AGREED.

  9. 9
    G Says:

    These paparazzi are the reason you are reading just jared and posting comments here. You support them by looking at these blog pictures. Also taking away paparazzi rights infringes on basic media rights. People forget that these people are photojournalists. Also to play devil’s advocate we are only seeing one side of the accident story here. Nicole is known for being one of the riskiest drivers out there so we have no idea how much of a hand she had in causing this accident. Lest we forget that Nicole was arrested for driving the wrong way on a Socal Freeway while drunk two years ago. She is not a competent driver.

  10. 10
    ahuh Says:

    those papz are nuts for sure!

    interesting……why is she carrying that huge bag if she was “hurt”?

  11. 11
    Jane Says:

    I hope Nic is OK.

  12. 12
    omg Says:

    probably did that quick stop…..thing and the paps ended up hitting her.

    I read somewhere a few celebrities do that hoping it results in a rear ender and they can sue and make a law to where paps can’t take photos, etc.

    I agree…some of the paps go too far…however, these celebrities are the ones that signed up for that type of life……and it’s all public. What do they expect?

  13. 13
    lexy Says:

    I understand what you’re saying about “photo journalists” however when it comes to driving and their behavior around people in cars something needs to be done – not just for celebs safety but for the safety of innocent people like you and me who drive around. In addition to being aware of those who drive drunk (like Nicole), those who talk on their cell and text you also have to worry the paps will run you down trying to get a picture of someone celeb. What if they had of hit her hard and she jumped a curb and ran into a bus stop? Or what if she or the paps swerved into another lane and hit another car???

  14. 14
    Nobody Says:

    Look G.

    Take your pics…dont hurt em. The best pics are candids not your stalkerazzi ish.

    Who cares about a crap pic of a celeb in a car.

  15. 15
    Chanel Says:

    The babies could have been in there!!!!!!!!

  16. 16
    ls Says:

    I’m guessing her car doesn’t like it up the a$$

  17. 17
    louisa Says:

    The paparazzi are not photojournalists. Many are criminals or waiters who decided to pick up a camera one day to make a quick buck. Saying that this is a celebrity problem not a public one is false and dismissing it as the celebrities deserve this because they chose to be famous is ridiculous. The paps have to follow laws. Videos always show the paps blocking entrances/exits for shots, running through stoplights/signs, etc. Unless a non-celebrity gets hurt, I doubt law enforcement would do anything about it. Also Nicole has changed her life three or four years ago. She hasn’t been in type of trouble since dating Joel Madden.

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    victoria #1 Says:

    The paparazzi do not care if children are in a car or not. They do not
    care if a car is speeding to get away from them, because they will
    just go faster and get others to join in for the thrill of it.
    Remember Princess Diana?

    They really could have cared less if an air-bag went off and did
    terrible damage to Nicole’s head and face or her passenger’s face. OR,
    worse, if THEY were speeding and came up from behind Nicole
    and slammed into the back-end of her car, while the children were
    in there, what would have happened to those car-seats?

    Would the impact push them foward into the back of the front seat?
    ( I have seen it, in my line of work )
    Would such an impact cause severe neck injuries after being whipped
    around and thrown forward, even though they are harnessed in?
    ( I have seen this also, sadly )

    It just makes you stop and think, what COULD have been, all for a
    stupid and useless picture of Nicole and a friend going somewhere
    or nowhere, because someone at the office said, ” Get the shot.”

  19. 19
    *** JAMIE *** Says:

    Paparazzi are sick. What if her kids were in the car? Or if she was still pregnant and was a passenger in the car, she could have had a miscarriage.

    Hope shes okay, and she looks great. Love her simple outfit.

  20. 20
    G Says:

    @victoria… Princess Diana died because her driver was driving under the influence of narcotics and alcohol.

    Also the paparazzi run redlights because the celebs run redlights. If a celeb stopped at a light legally then the paparazzi would obviously stop behind the celebrities vehicle because they would want to follow the celeb. They don’t run redlights “for the thrill of it” and speaking from personal experience paps often feel like telling the celeb not to drive so crazy that it’s just a picture and that THEY should not be the ones risking their OWN lives to avoid a photograph. They make the situation worse by upping the ante and making the follow dangerous in order to avoid pictures.

    And useless photos? No photo is useless. If you only knew how much money you could make to support your family off of a photograph.

    I’m not saying all paps are good but I’m trying to get you to understand that not all of them are bad. And the problem isn’t all the paps fault because the celebs are running reds and pulling illegal crazy manuevers as well. (Lindsay Lohan has crashed her vehicle into paps and been held at fault a number of times)

    It is narrow minded to assume it’s simply black and white that paps are evil and celebs are always in the right.

  21. 21
    g!na Says:

    i’m glad she’s ok! thank god those babies were not in the car!

  22. 22
    Mrs.Beady Says:

    Ohhhh. I go berzerko when people pull nasty crap when I am driving. I would have been beyond pissed if I was Nicole. If a celeb is at an event, okay to take a picture of them, but other kind of stuff, like the pic the other day of the abulance at Gwyneth’s (violation of privacy) or stuff like this here (dangerous to the celeb and everyone else) should be illegal. I don’t think celebs signed up for this when they became famous. They signed up for being seen at events not having someone hang over their fence, rear end them, or bust in on emergency moments in their lives.

  23. 23
    crapolanonsense Says:

    # 22

    hard to read what you are trying to say.

    hilarious what your reasoning is……..

  24. 24
    ace11 Says:

    she is gorgeous

  25. 25
    Mrs.Beady Says:

    Poo on u #23 of course is wrong!!! What if her kids were in the car? You can’t do that to people no matter who they are!!

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