Police in Seoul, South Korea, have investigated BTS member Jungkook because of his involvement in a car accident on November 2. While driving his Mercedes Benz through the Hannam district of Seoul, the 22-year-old crashed into a taxi. Thankfully, neither party sustained major injuries, and they each left the scene with minor bruises.
On Monday, November 4, the singer was booked and investigated by police before admitting to causing the accident after violating unnamed traffic laws. The band’s management, Big Hit Entertainment has since released an emailed statement regarding the incident.
“We once again apologize to the victim,” the agency wrote. “And we also express apologies for causing concern to fans.”
Due to the small amount of human and property damage, the police deemed the accident minor and said the case didn’t involve any serious offenses. Jungkook has since reached a settlement with the taxi driver.
This isn’t the first time the “Dream Glow” singer made headlines this year. As fans know, back in August, the band annouced an extended hiatus offering the members the time to take a break and focus on themselves for the first time since their debut in 2013.
In September, during their break, a video of the Jungkook cozying up to a female tattoo artist went viral. Some fans immediately assumed the pair were romantically linked after being shown sharing a hug. However, both the band’s management and the tattoo artist have made public statements squashing the relationship rumors.
“The now circulating dating rumors regarding our artist Jungkook is absolutely not true. We are sorry that his private life during his extended break had to be distorted like this,” Big Hit Entertainment said in a statement. The tattoo artist took to her Instagram and wrote, “I’m absolutely not in a relationship with Jungkook.”
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