KJ Apa Opens Up About What Caused His Late Night Car Crash
"It was a mistake on my part."
Riverdale's KJ Apa has opened up about a car crash he had in September, proving the importance of pulling over if you ever feel tired while driving.
In an honest interview with Esquire, the hunk who plays Archie Andrews in the CW series admits full responsibility for the accident: "That was just a one-off accident, and it was a mistake on my part," he said.
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"I should have pulled over and gone to sleep instead of battling my way home. But I learned from it," he continued. Thankfully KJ was OK, but it really does go to show the dangers of driving tired.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the star fell asleep at the wheel during an almost hour-long drive home after working a long day on the set of Riverdale.
The accident allegedly happened outside of Vancouver, Canada where the series is regularly shot until the early hours of the morning.
KJ's car reportedly struck a pole after midnight, destroying the passenger side and causing unfixable damage.
In the interview with Esquire, the actor added: "It was a blessing in disguise. I came out unscathed, and I thank God that I’m okay — it could have been a lot worse."
He revealed that the crash didn't affect his filming schedule: "It’s still a requirement for the actors to drive to work, which is fair enough. The crew works longer than we do, and they have to drive back and forth to work every day.”
Regardless, it must have been pretty scary for him so it's no surprise that it was a bit of a wake-up call: “It puts things in perspective for actors on other shows; when you’re driving home, you’ve got to be mindful and make sure your mind’s right and that you’re not tired,”
“I was really lucky the production was there for me and helped me the whole way, which made me feel looked after.”
We're just so relieved that he wasn't badly hurt. Tbh we have been totally put off for life, but for more information about the dangers of driving tired you can visit the THINK! website.