WBTV Responds to KJ Apa Car Accident Reports, Clarifies Details

WBTV Responds to KJ Apa Car Accident Reports, Clarifies Details

We’re still in shock over the details surrounding KJ Apa‘s car accident last week, but we’re so glad that he was not injured! Now, more details revealing what actually happened have been released via Riverdale studio WBTV.

It was initially reported that KJ had fallen asleep behind the wheel following a 16-hour workday, but WBTV says he actually worked 14.2 hours. Also, the previous day was a workday of just 2.5 hours.

The accident spurred calls from cast and crew to change conditions on set and allow for them to receive car services when working late hours. WBTV says that there is already a policy in place for cast and crew to be provided with “a taxi, a driver or a hotel room upon request.”

“The safety of the cast and crew on all of our productions is of paramount importance to the Studio. Productions adhere to the Screen Actors Guild–mandated turnaround time of 12 hours from wrap time to next day call time for cast members,” WBTV said in the statement. “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.”

Click inside to read the rest of WBTV’s statement regarding KJ Apa…

“First and foremost, we are extremely grateful that KJ Apa was uninjured during his recent accident. Secondarily, we want to specifically address the characterization that conditions on the set of Riverdale are of concern,” the statement continued. “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.”

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