Riverdale Star In Car Crash After He Fell Asleep At Wheel
Riverdale hottie KJ Apa has been in a car accident after falling asleep at the wheel on his way home from the set.
The accident occurred when Apa's vehicle hit a light pole, destroying the passenger's side of the car.
The car was a write off.
The actor who plays Archie Andrews on the hit TV show was reportedly given medical attention at the scene and a doctor visited his home as a follow up later in the evening.
The accident took place just outside Vancouver, Canada, where filming takes place. It occurred last week.
Co-star Cole Sprouse was reportedly planning on riding in the car home with Apa that evening, but thankfully found other arrangements - according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The scenario surrounding the crash has caused a lot of speculation on the working conditions on the set of CW's Riverdale.
But Warner Brothers and CW released a statement refuting those claims.
“First and foremost, we are extremely grateful that KJ Apa was uninjured during his recent accident,” the statement reads.
“Secondarily, we want to specifically address the characterization that conditions on the set of Riverdale are of concern. We have a large cast of series regulars, and our actors do not work every day. On the day of the accident, KJ worked 14.2 hours. The previous day he worked 2.5 hours, and the day before that he worked 7.7 hours. KJ has repeatedly been informed about making production aware if he is tired or feels unsafe, and if so, either a ride or hotel room will be provided for him.
"The accident occurred last Thursday. Additionally, it is untrue that KJ was taken to the hospital. He was treated by first responders on the scene and released by them. We also sent a doctor to his home later that same day for a follow-up to confirm his well-being.”
“The safety of the cast and crew on all of our productions is of paramount importance to the Studio,” WBTV added.
“Productions adhere to the Screen Actors Guild–mandated turnaround time of 12 hours from wrap time to next day call time for cast members. In accordance with industry standard policy, if any cast or crew member feels tired or unsafe at any time after working, the Studio will provide a taxi, a driver or a hotel room upon request.
"This is communicated to all cast and crew, both in writing and verbally, at the beginning of production and is reiterated continuously throughout the duration of production.”
We're just glad that the kiwi actor is safe and well!