Nicole Richie Taken To The Hospital After Car Accident With Paparazzi
Posted on Tue Oct 6, 2009 07:54 AM PDT

nicolecrash200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Nicole Richie was rear ended by a photographer in her black Range Rover on Monday adternoon, and the mother of two was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center shortly after the crash.

Lt. Tony Lee of the Beverly Hills Police Department released the following statement:

"Ms. Richie was driving with a passenger around 2 p.m. when she was struck by two photographers driving in one vehicle behind her. 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."

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Lee added that the driver of the other vehicle was arrested for driving without a license, which will likely result in a misdemeanor traffic violation. The photographer's vehicle was towed, and he has since been released.

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X17 photographers snapped Nicole's mother Brenda arriving to the scene of the accident in another black Range Rover, and Benji Madden showed up as well, helping Nicole into Brenda's vehicle, at which point she was whisked away to Cedars-Sinai. Nicole's Range Rover was left at the scene of the fender bender, and Nicole's bodyguard was later spotted picking up the scratched SUV and stopping by a local pharmacy.

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