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KJ Apa Crashes Car Because Archie Never Was A Good Driver

Riverdale, CW’s dark spin on the comic Archie, almost got a lot darker over the weekend following a car crash involving KJ Apa, the actor who plays Archie. Fortunately for Apa, he walked away unharmed from the single-car crash.

According to Deadline’s report, Apa was driving home after filming for over 14 hours when he hit a lamp post. First responders treated him and determined that he didn’t need to receive extra attention from a hospital.

Following the accident, many were upset that Apa was allowed to drive after a long day of filming. According to a Riverdale production source, cast members can request a hotel or driver if they are feeling too tired to make it home after filming. Apa made no such request.

WBTV released a full statement on the incident:

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. 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.

Assuming WBTV are being truthful, I have to side with them on this one. They can’t force Apa to get a hotel or driver if he tells them he’s fine and can drive home. He’s old enough to make that decision for himself. However, there should be some type of law that says, “if you work a 12 hour day, you must get a ride home.” No one should be allowed to work half a day and then drive home. That seems rather unsafe for the driver and anyone on the road.

I just assume Apa was thinking about Veronica and Betty on his way home after spending 14 hours with them.

I’d probably lose control too.

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