Britney Spears had to be rescued by a photographer after her car tyre burst, bringing Los Angeles traffic to a standstill. The troubled star caused huge tailbacks on a busy L.A. road on Monday (07Jan08) when she was forced to stop her white Mercedes sports car and call for a tow truck. Spears, who was travelling with her assistant, was stopped by police who insisted she abandon the vehicle in the hard shoulder. And rather than being left stranded, the singer was given a lift away from the scene by a member of the paparazzi who had been following her. The 26-year-old was driven back to her Beverly Hills, California, home by the snapper who is an employee of celebrity picture agency X17. The star left the house again 20 minutes later in her assistant's car heading towards the Four Seasons Hotel.