Nicole Richie Seeks Medical Help After Car Accident

Nicole Richie Seeks Medical Help After Car Accident
A cop attends to Nichol Richie after she was rear-ended Monday in Beverly Hills
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updated 10/06/2009 AT 09:05 AM EDT

originally published 10/05/2009 AT 06:55 PM EDT

Nicole Richie was rear-ended by paparazzi in Beverly Hills on Monday and was expected to seek medical attention, police tell PEOPLE.

"Ms. Richie was driving with a passenger around 2 p.m. when she was struck by two photographers driving in one vehicle behind her," said Lt. Tony Lee of the Beverly Hills Police. "She complained of pain ... Her car sustained moderate damage. No paramedics were called to the scene."

He added: "She told officers she was going to seek her own medical treatment, so it's unknown if she's headed to a hospital or not."

The driver who rear-ended Richie is being arrested and booked for being unlicensed because "officers could not verify his identification," Lt. Lee added. "He's being physically brought into the station. This will likely be a misdemeanor traffic violation, and the photographer's vehicle will be towed."

Richie's two children were not in the vehicle, but their uncle, Benji Madden, arrived on the scene to help out.

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