YG Entertainment has confirmed iKON‘s Junhoe and Jinhwan were involved in a car accident caused by their own drunk driver and apologized for what happened.
YG Entertainment released their statement of what happened, nearly 30 hours after the incident.
We have confirmed some iKON members were in a car that was involved in an accident on July 3 while on Route 3 from Saecheon to Namhae.
The injuries that both the driver and the iKON members received in the accident were all judged to be minor by doctors, and after receiving emergency treatment, they are resting at their dorm.
Even though we have strict internal regulations about drunk driving, we feel deeply responsible and very concerned about this accident. We will carry out a thorough investigation and take severe measure where appropriate. The driver “A” will also faithfully participate in police investigations.
We would like to sincerely apologize.
— YG Entertainment
Early in the morning of July 13, Junhoe and Jinhwan were in a van driven by another person when the van crashed into a retaining wall. All three people in the van were not serious injured, and were treated for minor injuries before being released. The driver is currently under investigation as it was determined he was drinking prior to the accident.