Big Hit Entertainment has spoken out after reports that BTS star Jungkook was involved in a car accident. The band’s maknae was involved in a minor accident on 2 November while driving through Hannam in the Yongsan District of Seoul, with Jungkook hitting a taxi driver’s car. The 22-year-old has admitted his fault in the incident and a settlement was made with the other driver. Big Hit said in a statement: ‘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.
‘Both the victim and Jungkook did not sustain any major injuries.’ The agency continued: ‘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. ‘We once again apologise to the victim, and we also express apologies for causing concern to fans.’ Jeon Jung-kook and the driver were both taken to hospital where they were treated for minor bruises.
The BTS star was reportedly questioned at Seoul Yongsan Police Station where he was questioned about violating the Road Traffic Act. BTS won big at last night’s MTV Europe Music Awards, taking home two gongs, although the Fake Love singers were not at the ceremony in Seville. RM, Jimin, V, Jungkook, Jin, Suga and J-Hope beat Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande to be named Best Live Act, while the ARMY were named Biggest Fans – no surprises there.