Too bad she’s no longer a wizard, so she could wave her magic wand and clean this up! Selena Gomez was involved in a car accident on Sunday, and the 22-year-old Disney star has hinted that the paparazzi are to blame. According to an Aug. 3 post by TMZ, the former “Wizards of Waverly Place” star damaged the rear of her SUV in a 7/11 parking lot in North Hollywood after she backed into another vehicle.
While Selena Gomez was at fault in the accident and she did exchange insurance information with the other driver, the pop star later sent out this tweet: “Only I'd get into an accident because of men with cameras who have great careers and offer the couple a package at Burke Williams. Oh LA.”
Burke Williams is a luxury spa chain in California.
It seems as though the “Slow Down” singer is blaming photographers for distracting her while she was driving, and if so, she’s certainly not the first celebrity to be involved in a fender bender while being photographed. In fact, earlier this summer, Gomez’s ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber was in a crash while fleeing the paparazzi. In June, TMZ revealed that Bieber was a passenger in a black Cadillac Escalade that was speeding at a fast pace through Beverly Hills while trying to evade photographers. The Escalade ultimately collided with a BMW.
Last year, Chris Brown totaled his black Porsche when two vehicles cut him off while he was attempting to dodge photographers. His rep told CNN the rapper was being "ruthlessly pursued by paparazzi" while he was driving to a charity event in Los Angeles.
And in 2011, actress Tori Spelling was involved a serious accident while her kids were in the car with her. She later tweeted, “Paparazzi chased me w/the kids 2school. I was trying to get away from him and had a pretty big accident. Took down whole wall of school. He then STILL got out to try to get pics. 10 school moms chased him away. What will it take? Someone dying for paparazzi to stop?”
Unfortunately, that has already happened. This month marks the 17th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, who was killed in 1997 when her driver crashed their car while fleeing the paparazzi.