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Johansson involved in collision
Scarlett Johansson
Johansson was driving from her Hollywood home to Disneyland
Film star Scarlett Johansson has been involved in a car accident after allegedly being tailed by photographers at Disneyland in California.

The actress hit another car after trying to avoid four vehicles which had followed her, according to her publicist Marcel Pariseau.

"She saw a photographer come out of his car and start snapping away," he said.

Photo agency JFX has confirmed they had been following Johansson for four days, but denied causing the collision.

Initiating confrontations

"Our photographers were about a block behind her when the collision occurred," said co-owner Arnold Cousart.

"She was basically by herself. There wasn't any car behind her closer than 40 yards," he added.

A police report was not filed for the incident and they are not launching an investigation.

Johansson, 20, star of films including Lost In Translation and The Island, has since left Los Angeles and hopes that a law will be passed "to avoid these situations", said her publicist.

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan was injured in a collision in June

"She's frustrated. She can't deal with it any more," added Mr Pariseau.

Los Angeles District Attorney's Office is investigating whether paparazzi photographers are initiating confrontations in order to take photographs of celebrities.

In May, a photographer was arrested on suspicion of colliding with actress Lindsay Lohan's car.

The star of Herbie: Fully Loaded sustained minor injuries in the crash.

Prosecutors said earlier this month that they will not be pursuing photographers who allegedly chased actress Reese Witherspoon from her gym to her home.

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