Nicole Richie in car crash

LAS ANGELES: Nicole Richie was involved in a car accident with a paparazzi photographer in Beverly Hills yesterday (05.10.09).

Nicole Richie is seeking medical attention following a car crash with a photographer.

The 28-year-old TV star, who was driving a Land Rover, was hit by a paparazzo in a Jeep Cherokee in Beverly Hills yesterday (05.10.09), and told police she was experiencing discomfort and was going to hospital.

Lieutenant Tony Lee of the Beverly Hills Police said: "Ms. Richie was driving with a passenger around 2pm when she was struck by two photographers driving in one vehicle behind her.

"She complained of pain. Her car sustained moderate damage. No paramedics were called to the scene."

Following the incident, Nicole's mother Brenda arrived on the scene to console her daughter who was crying.

Asked if Nicole was feeling alright, Brenda replied: "No she's not."

Nicole and her mother are then believed to have visited Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment.

It is understood the driver who ran into Nicole is being investigated for driving without a license.

Lee added: "Officers could not verify his identification. He's being physically brought into the station. This will likely be a misdemeanour traffic violation, and the photographer's vehicle will be towed."

Another adult was in the car with Nicole, but her two children with partner Joel Madden - 20-month-old daughter Harlow and one-month-old son Sparrow - were not present.