UPDATE 10:30 PM PST: Sergeant Philip Brooks tells KTLA 5 that Bruce was aware that paparazzi were following him, but he was not driving erratically to avoid them. Brooks says that "they don't appear" to be a factor in the collision.
Bruce Jenner was involved in a horrific car accident on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on Saturday, where one of the other drivers tragically lost her life.
While the official cause of the accident is yet to be determined, early reports have stated that paparazzi were trailing Bruce at the time of the incident. According to TMZ, the 65-year-old had as many as five paparazzi chasing him when the crash occurred.
At this time, speculation regarding the paparazzi has not been confirmed, but the reports did start an important discussion on Twitter, with many wondering what it's going to take in order to enforce laws that will protect the celebrities and the public when the paparazzi are trying so desperately to get that coveted shot:
Just read #BruceJenner was being chased by paparazzi seriously these people need to lay off did we not learn with Princess Diana SMH- Tania (@Mommy2JandB) February 7, 2015
The Bruce Jenner PCH accident is gonna lead to paparazzi back lash. Innocent people died because of their actions- christian (@christianhall7) February 7, 2015
This is horrible, but particularly if it's paparazzi-related. http://t.co/ovggsE5HJe- Philip Bump (@pbump) February 7, 2015
If that breaking news about Bruce Jenner & the fatality is true, then maybe we'll finally see privacy laws limiting what paparazzi can do.- Steffani Cameron (@SnarkySteff) February 7, 2015
the Bruce Jenner car crash highlights how paparazzi need to learn their limits, prayers to those involved and their loved ones- Tanyel (@Tanyelala) February 7, 2015
It is worth noting that the cause of the accident is still under investigation.