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BTS singer Jungkook under police probe after his Mercedes-Benz hit a taxi on Nov 2

Loh Keng Fatt

The Straits Times/Asia News Network

 /  Mon, November 4, 2019  /  02:20 pm
BTS singer Jungkook under police probe after his Mercedes-Benz hit a taxi on Nov 2

BTS singer Jungkook was driving his Mercedes-Benz on Nov. 2 when it hit a taxi. (The Straits Times/Twitter/File)

BTS singer Jungkook was driving his Mercedes-Benz on Nov 2 when it hit a taxi.

According to the police in Seoul's Yongsan precinct, the two drivers were not hurt and later received treatment for minor injuries in a hospital.

The police are now investigating the accident, saying that Jungkook, 22, had breached a traffic regulation, reported the allkpop portal.

But the police said they could not reveal further details for now.

While BTS fans are glad that no one is seriously hurt, many are worried that the incident could be blown out of proportion.

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In a country where many K-pop celebrities are bashed online over their behavior, from alleged indecent dressing to bullying in their school-days, they fear that Jungkook will get unreasonable hate comments too.

In the ultra-competitive world of K-pop, fans of other boy bands, they note, might even widen their attack, using this opportunity to tarnish what BTS have achieved, like topping the Billboard album chart in the United States.

BTS fans hope that everyone can just accept that this will be a learning lesson for Jungkook and allow him to move on.

Meanwhile, BTS' agency Big Hit Entertainment, in a statement, said Jungkook "made an error" and that he and the taxi driver agreed to settle the matter amicably though it did not reveal what that meant.

"We apologize once again to the victim, and also apologize for worrying the fans."

This article appeared on The Straits Times newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post