Justin Bieber was behind the wheel at the time of a minor car accident in Beverly Hills which saw a photographer hit by the singer's pickup truck.

The accident occurred when Bieber was leaving a church service on Wednesday night with the right front wheel of his pickup hitting the photographer in the leg.

Beverly Hills police told the New York Daily News that Bieber was driving at an "extremely slow speed" when the accident occurred.

The photographer lay on the ground as the 23-year-old star tried to comfort him, appealing to onlookers to give the man some space before emergency services arrived.

Bieber was not cited by police and the photographer was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Earlier this week, Bieber apologised to his fans after cancelling the remainder of his Purpose world tour "due to unforseen circumstances".