California Highway Patrol Sued By Mother Of Dead Justin Bieber Photographer
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.26.2013
She wants retribution...
TMZ reports that Vickie Guerra, the mother of 29-year-old photographer Chris Guerra, is suing the California Highway Patrol, claiming it's their fault that Chris was struck and killed by a car in January when he was chasing Justin Bieber's Ferrari. She claims that a CHP officer abused his authority by telling Chris to cross a busy street, which wasn't safe.
Chris had been photographing Bieber's Ferrari while CHP deputies wrote the driver (who ended up being Lil Twist) a ticket for speeding on the 405 Freeway. Vickie claims an officer saw her son taking photos and made a motion with his gun (in a threatening way), telling him to cross the street and get away. Chris did as he was told and was hit by a car driving 40-50 miles per hour. He flew over the first car and was then run over by a second car.
She is suing the VHP and the State of California for unspecified damages. She's also suing the driver of the car that hit Chris.