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
Police officials in the central Seoul district of Yongsan
declined to comment, citing internal rules.
The seven-strong BTS has spearheaded a wave of Korean pop music,
crowning their success with three No. 1 albums on the Billboard
chart in less than a year, a 2019 Grammy nomination and concerts
from New York to Saudi Arabia.
The group last week wrapped up a world tour that included 10
cities and saw them perform in front of more than 1 million fans
(Reporting by Hyonhee Shin and Minwoo Park; editing by Richard
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