Rapper Diddy lies injured on the ground after his SUV is left crushed by 'serious accident' in Beverly Hills
08:57 GMT, 25 October 2012
Diddy was left lying injured on the ground on Wednesday after his SUV was crashed in a dramatic car accident.
Pictures show the rapper, real name Sean Combs, slumped on the floor as he recovered after his chauffeur-driven Cadillac Escalade collided with a Lexus RX vehicle.
Diddy's luxury vehicle was left crushed and undriveable, and had to be towed away after the smash at the Beverly Hills hotel in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
The windscreen was smashed and the front of the car caved in. The airbags were activated and parts of the vehicle littered the ground.
Injured: Rapper Diddy was left slumped on the ground after a dramatic car accident involving his SUV and one other vehicle in Los Angeles on Wednesday
Recovering: Diddy lies on the floor after the crash
Crushed: The front of Diddy's luxury car was badly smashed up following the collision in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel
The 42-year-old was so shaken by the crash that he was seen lying down on the grass beside his vehicle.
He was accompanied by record label boss Andre Hurrell, who helped him to his feet.
A second passenger was also seen sprawled on the lawn beside the music mogul.
Despite complaining of unspecified pain Diddy refused to go in an ambulance, and told authorities he would 'seek
his own medical attention,' according to police.
Panic: He's a tough man of rap and saw his best friend Biggie Smalls shot, but the crash really seemed to knock the wind out of Puffy's sails
Checking himself out: The hip hop mogul checked his injuries out
Shock: Diddy was obviously in a state of shock after the messy prang
Taking down their particulars: A motorcycle officer interviewed Diddy and the drivers following their crash, with Andre Harrell stood alongside him
The driver of the Lexus received unspecified injuries and was taken to a hospital.
is believed that employees of the upmarket hotel rushed to the aid of Diddy and his
fellow passenger, who were then escorted through the hotel lobby.
Officers raced to the scene and took details from the passengers, including Diddy.
Back on his feet: The hardy hip hop favourite was soon walking around and chatting with friends and police
The walking 'wounded': It appears any injuries he in fact sustained were very minor as he did not go to hospital but insisted he would obtain his own medical treatment
According to police Diddy's Cadillac was going west on
Sunset Boulevard when it collided with a Lexus that made a left turn in
front of the sport utility vehicle, though it is unclear who was at
fault for the prang.
The accident was reported about 1pm on Wednesday Beverly Hills Police Lieutenant Lincoln Hoshino said in a statement.
Getting a tow: The vehicle was seen being prepared to be taken away to a local scrap yard or garage
Cooperating with the authorities: The good nature rapper waited around patiently to give his side of the story
Debris: There were still remnants of bodywork on the road when the police arrived to investigate
Towed away: With the windscreen smashed, front crushed and airbags activated the car was undrivable