Big Hit Entertainment Releases Statement After Jungkook’s Minor Car Accident
Big Hit Entertainment recently confirmed that BTS member Jungkook was involved in a car accident on Nov. 2. The singer reportedly was driving through the Yongsan District in Seoul when he hit a taxi. The accident was minor and neither Jungkook nor the taxi driver sustained serious injuries.
Big Hit Entertainment released a statement following Jungkook’s accident
According to reports, Jungkook was driving a Mercedes-Benz in the Yongsan District when he hit a taxi. Both Jungkook and the taxi driver were treated for bruises, but neither were seriously injured. After the accident occurred, Big Hit Entertainment released a statement.
“This is a statement regarding member Jungkook’s car accident. The police have not closed this case yet, so we cannot reveal the exact details, but Jungkook was driving his car last week when he had a minor collision with another vehicle due to his own mistake,” wrote Big Hit Entertainment.
The statement continued, “Both the victim and Jungkook did not sustain any major injuries. Jungkook admitted that he violated the road Traffic Act immediately after the accident. The scene of the accident was resolved and police questioning was completed according to the due process, and an amicable settlement was made with the victim afterwards.”
Big Hit Entertainment also used the statement to apologize to both the taxi driver and BTS fans.
“We once again apologize to the victim, and we also express apologies for causing concern to fans. Thank you,” reads the statement.
BTS fans are pleased with the way Jungkook handled the accident
Following the report of the accident, ARMY expressed gratitude that both Jungkook and the taxi driver were not seriously injured in the accident. BTS fans were also pleased with the way Jungkook handled the accident. To show their support of the singer, ARMY trended #JungkookWeLoveYou on Twitter.
“People get into car accidents every day, it’s almost inevitable not to get into one in this lifetime. I’m glad that he and the taxi driver are healthy and safe. He also took responsibility for the ACCIDENT like an adult. He could’ve abused his ‘privilege’ but he didnt. What a man,” wrote a Twitter user.
“‘He immediately recognized that he violated the Road Traffic Act, underwent all necessary procedures and come to an amicable agreement with the victim.’ I want to emphasize how adult this was. No amount of fame can right a wrong. He knew he was wrong & addressed it,” a fan tweeted.
ARMY used the situation to joke about BTS comeback rumors
After the accident was reported, rumors spread that Jungkook may have driven drunk. Police clarified that Jungkook was not under the influence at the time of the accident. A source from the police also released information about the investigation process of the accident, correlating with Big Hit Entertainment’s statement.
Because of how quickly Big Hit Entertainment addressed Jungkook’s accident, ARMY took the time to appreciate Big Hit Entertainment’s transparency. Fans even used the opportunity to joke that the only thing Big Hit Entertainment tries to hide are BTS’s comeback dates.
“BH never denies if their artists are at fault. The only news they deny is comeback rumour which turns out to be true,” a fan tweeted.
“BH statements regarding mistakes/accidents/rumours: We clarify this. We admit to everything. This is what happened. BH regarding cb news : whaaaa? Cb? What’s that? Do you eat it? Whaaa nah. Cb? Don’t know her,” another fan joked.