Rapper, singer, producer, actor and businessman Sean Combs, also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Diddy and P Diddy, was in a chauffeur-driven Cadillac Escalade along with a passenger, who is believed to be record boss Andre Hurrell, going west on Sunset Boulevard when their SUV collided with a Lexus RX that made a left turn in front of them.
The accident that occurred outside the Beverly Hills hotel most certainly was no fender-bender as both the gargantuan Caddy and the smaller Lexus SUV suffered substantial damages and their airbags deployed.
The chauffer and the passenger of Diddy’s car walked away unharmed, unlike the driver of the Lexus who was injured and taken to the hospital, though the police haven’t released any details yet.
Diddy refused to be taken to the hospital, though, saying that he would take care of himself. According to his spokesperson, he suffered “multiple injuries to his neck, ribs and collarbone… and is receiving treatment”.
Beverly Hills Police Lieutenant Lincoln Hoshino said that the accident was reported about 1 pm local time on Wednesday.
“Whoah… that was a close one!” tweeted the 42-year old artist formerly known as Puff Daddy and P Diddy who, according to Forbes, is the richest person in hip hop with an estimate net worth of about US$550 million.
By Andrew TsaousisStory References: Daily Mail , YouTube