SPICA’s Jiwon Involved in Car Accident After Dozing Off at the Wheel, Agency Responds

It has been revealed that SPICA member Yang Jiwon was involved in a car accident after having fallen asleep at the wheel.

On July 3, the Gangnam Police reported that Jiwon caused a three-vehicle accident at around 11:30 p.m. (KST) on July 2 on her way to Seongsu-dong from the direction of the Seongsu Bridge in Apgujeong.

It is said that the SPICA member crashed her Chevrolet into two taxis that were stopped at a red light in the lane next to her as she was on her way home. A total of four people, including Jiwon, were involved in the three-car accident and expressed minor pain in their neck, arms, and knees. Jiwon was transferred to a local hospital due to slight injury to her right wrist, along with the others involved.

After checking her blood alcohol level immediately at the scene of the crash, police confirmed that Jiwon was not driving under the influence of alcohol.

On July 3, a representative of B2M Entertainment addressed the incident: “Although Jiwon is in a great state of shock following the accident, she has sustained no major injuries. She visited a hospital right after the accident and was discharged after getting a cast on her finger. [The accident happened] at a time when she has been practicing hard while preparing for SPICA’s comeback. We apologize for causing fans to worry.” The agency rep also emphasized, “It was not due to drunk driving.”

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