Jamin Mauro told Access Hollywood affiliate KNBC News Los Angeles that he was on a medical call with his partner on Wednesday afternoon in Beverly Hills and had just arrived at his destination, when the ambulance he was a passenger in was hit by an SUV on its way to pick up the pop king.
Mauro claims a black Escalade came flying down an alley behind a medical building near Roxbury and Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, sideswiping the ambulance and knocking a mirror off the emergency vehicle before skidding to a halt.
Instead of stopping to exchange information, Mauro claims the SUV driver exited the Escalade with an umbrella and ran to the door of the nearby building. Immediately exiting that building was Jackson with what appeared to be a bodyguard, Mauro said.
After pushing through a crowd of paparazzi that had trailed the Escalade into the alley, the trio got into the black SUV and sped away.
Mauro filed a police report and was expected to visit an ER following the crash.
When contacted by Access Hollywood, authorities confirmed a, "hit-and-run traffic collision occurred in the Roxbury/Linden alley north of Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills," in a statement.
"The suspect's vehicle, a dark colored SUV, struck a parked vehicle causing moderate damage to the victim's vehicle. The suspect's vehicle was being followed by a group of paparazzi at the time of the collision. The suspect is unknown at this time," the police statement continued. "There were no injuries reported. The collision is currently under investigation. There are no further details at this time."
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