SEOUL (Reuters) – A member of South Korean boy band BTS is being investigated by police after admitting he was at fault in a crash between a car he was driving and a taxi, the group’s management said.
Jung Kook, the group’s main vocalist, was driving in central Seoul last week when he hit a taxi due to an “an error on his part,” manager Big Hit Entertainment said on Monday. The 22-year-old immediately admitted violating traffic laws and was questioned by police.
“Both the victim and Jung Kook did not sustain major injuries,” Big Hit said in a statement.
“He made a statement at the police department and reached an amicable settlement with the victim.”
Management for Jung Kook, whose full name is Jeon Jung-kook, apologized to the victim and concerned fans. It did not give further details about the cause of the accident, citing an ongoing investigation, but local media said he violated a traffic signal.
Police officials in the central Seoul district of Yongsan…
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