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05/11/2019 1:05 PM IST | Updated 05/11/2019 1:07 PM IST

BTS Star Jungkook's Management Apologises To Victim, Fans After Car Accident

The 22-year-old had admitted violating traffic laws and was questioned by police.

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Jungkook of BTS attends the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas.

SEOUL — 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.

Jungkook, 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.

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“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 Jungkook, 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 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 in total.