P. Diddy has reportedly been involved in a dramatic car accident.

The 42-year-old rapper appeared to be arriving at the Beverly Hills hotel in California earlier today (24.10.12) when his chauffeur-driven Cadillac Escalade collided with a Lexus RX vehicle at the Sunset Boulevard entrance to the property, X17online.com reports.

According to the website, Diddy - whose real name is Sean Combs - and a second passenger were seen ''sprawled on the lawn'' in front of the complex and were escorted through the lobby by hotel employees, who ran to help the 'I Need a Girl' hitmaker, his driver and a second passenger.

Shortly afterwards an ambulance and police arrived at the scene. It is unknown whether the rapper or anyone else sustained any serious injuries, or who was at fault for the smash.