Justin Bieber Back at Church as Photographer Found at Fault in Car Collision: Pic
By Antoinette Bueno
Photo: Vasquez-Max Lopes / BACKGRID
Justin Bieber was spotted back at The City Church in Beverly Hills, California, on Wednesday, one week after he accidentally struck a photographer following church service.
The 23-year-old singer was snapped with his pastor, Judah Smith, dressed extremely casually in gray sweat shorts, red slippers and a blue hoodie he folded up. Bieber appeared to be in good spirits, flashing a peace sign to photographers.
On Thursday, a spokesperson for the Beverly Hills Police Department told ET that they've determined that the photographer Bieber hit on Wednesday night, 57-year-old Maurice Lamont, was at fault for the collision. Bieber is not being charged or cited for the accident.
"Our traffic investigators review all traffic collisions that are reported in the city and they have determined in this particular case, that the pedestrian was the party at fault in the collision, and the investigators are not seeking criminal prosecution for either party involved in the collision," the spokesperson said.
"Generally speaking, a traffic collision is not criminal, regardless of fault," the spokesperson added.
Beverly Hills police previously told ET that Bieber remained on the scene after he accidentally struck Lamont with his vehicle while driving slowly, and was fully cooperative with law enforcement. Lamont, who was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, later took to Instagram to call Bieber a "good kid," noting, "accidents happen."
"Me taking this time right now is me saying I want to be SUSTAINABLE," he wrote. "I want my career to be sustainable, but I also want my mind heart and soul to be sustainable. So that I can be the man I want to be, the husband I eventually want to be and the father I want to be. This message is just an opportunity for you to know my heart, I'm not expecting anyone to understand, but I do want people to have an opportunity to know where I am coming from!"
"This is a guy who has had 150 shows on this tour, on six continents, over the last year and half, and he's tired," the source said. "He needed a break and as much as he didn't want to disappoint his fans, the best decision for him was to cancel the remaining tour dates."