Everything You Need To Know About iKON’s Jinhwan and Junhoe’s Car Accident
In mid-2020, there was a piece of bad news for K-Pop fans, especially iKONICS. Two members of the band, Jinhwan and Junhoe, who were on their way to one of their schedules at that time, had an accident. Luckily, they reportedly did not get seriously injured and only had minor injuries as a result of the accident. However, the big iKON fans are still curious and doubtful about the details of the accident; they are questioning how could this happen, and whether the driver who drove the car was not careful or negligent at that time?
In this article, we are going to discuss in more detail the information and the chronology of the accident involving iKON’s Junhoe and Jinhwan, whose cases have been brought to the police in order for the source of the accident to be discovered. Was there some intentional element behind this or was it purely a traffic accident? Well, rather than waiting too long, it’s better to check the full content of the article below and learn more about the chronology and the latest state of iKON’s Junhoe and Jinhwan!
iKON’s Jinhwan and Junhoe’s Car Accident Was Due To Driver’s Fault
A piece of shocking news came from two iKON members, Koo Junhoe and Kim Jinhwan. The two idols that debuted under YG Entertainment had a car accident on Monday, July 13th, 2020. Koo Junhoe and Kim Jinhwan were known to be riding in a van when the accident occurred. According to local media, on July 13th, 2020, at 3:40 a.m. local time, the van they were traveling in slipped in the rain and hit a retaining wall on a toll road.
The location of the accident itself was discovered on a toll road in Namhae, South Gyeongsang Province where they were on their way from Sacheon to Namhae. After the accident occurred, the three van passengers who had the accident received treatment at the nearest hospital for their minor injuries.
It was later revealed that the identities of the three passengers in the van were Koo Junhoe, Kim Jinhwan, and the non-celebrity “A” driver. The van driver is also known to have been drunk when the accident occurred. “We believe it was an accident when it was raining which was caused by drunk driving,” said the local police. “We are in the process of investigating to find out exactly what the circumstances were like at the time of the accident.”
Until this news was written, YG Entertainment as the agency of iKON has not provided a statement regarding the accident experienced by Koo Junhoe and Kim Jinhwan. Fans also hope that they only suffered minor injuries as written in the news.
Meanwhile, iKON made their first comeback with a 6-member line-up in February 2020 with their album I DECIDE. This was Bobby and friends’ first comeback after B.I left the group. After the promotion period for the album I DECIDE ended, the members revealed that they are working on their next album right away. The group, which debuted in 2015, wants to immediately present new works to fans.
YG Entertainment Responds To Their Condition
YG Entertainment released an official statement on July 14th, 2020, regarding a car accident involving Junhoe and iKON’s Jinhwan as passengers. The agency explained in more detail about the accident and apologized. YG Entertainment stated, “We have confirmed that the vehicle with several iKON members in it had an accident on July 13th, 2020, on Route 3 from Sacheon to Namhae. The injuries suffered by driver A as well as the members (iKON) were minor according to the doctor, and after receiving emergency treatment, they are currently resting at the dorm.”
“Our agency feels deep concern and great responsibility regarding the accident, which comes despite strict internal regulations on (alcohol) driving. We will carry out a thorough internal investigation and take appropriate steps, and driver A will cooperate faithfully in the police investigation. We sincerely apologize.”
Earlier, on July 13th, 2020, Kyungnam Citizens’ Newspaper published a report stating that at around 3:40 a.m. KST that day, a van skidded on a wet highway and hit a retaining wall. The van was traveling from Sacheon to Namhae. It was reported that Jinhwan and Junhee and driver A had minor injuries and were receiving treatment at a nearby hospital. The police discovered that A had been drunk driving, and they were investigating the incident.
Pictures of the Car Accident and the Scene of the Crime Surfaced Online
In order to follow up on the increasingly widespread coverage of the accident experienced by iKON’s Junhoe and Jinhwan, the next piece of news that has been released by the media provides more information about the chronology of the accident. It was reported that they were driving a car driven by a drunk person. Following the report, photos from the crime scene were released by Yonhap News.
According to reports, Jinhwan and Junhoe were found as passengers of a van that skidded in the rain and hit a retaining wall on a freeway. The three people who were in the vehicle reportedly suffered only minor injuries. On July 14th, 2020, Yonhap News revealed photos of the crime scene. The Namhae Police Department revealed that they will carry out an investigation into the driver who had a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent. At that level, the Testing Permit can be revoked.
After various chronological processes that were sought out by the police, all the evidence of the accident has been collected and related parties will also further take care of who was guilty of driving and causing the accident on that day. Previously, YG Entertainment also issued their official statement that iKON’s Junhoe and Jinhwan did not experience a serious accident and they have returned to the dorm to undergo outpatient care and just rest after the accident. The minor injuries suffered by the two members who both have positions as the Vocalist of the Group have previously been rushed to the nearest hospital from the accident and immediately received treatment there.
Updates About iKon’s Jinhwan and Junhoe’s Condition
On September 15th, the boy group from YG Entertainment celebrated five years since their debut in 2015 with their debut single “My Type.” They celebrated with a live V Live broadcast, content such as selfies, a special video titled ‘My Type’ Live Video where the members sing and chat about their memories, and much more.
The next day, iKON shared a group photo on Instagram and wrote, “We promise to always be a supercar that can run FOREVER with the love of iKONICs. Even 50 years, 100 years, 900 years from now, we will continue to be together on September 15th.”
Jinhwan wrote a message on Instagram, “9/15 iKON’s 5th birthday. Congratulations iKONIC & iKON.”
He also shared a short video of himself via Instagram story wearing a hat from their party on V Live and wrote, “Always support us.”
Junhoe wrote, “It’s already my fifth birthday. Thank you to all of you.”
Donghyuk wrote on Twitter, “Happy five years, iKONIC. Thank you for always being by my side. I love you all.”
아이코닉 5주년 축하해요 🙂
옆에서 언제나 함께해줘서 고마워요
— 김동혁 (@D_dong_ii) September 14, 2020
He wrote the same message on his Instagram story and added, “I really miss you,” in Korean and “love you and miss you.”
Chanwoo wrote via Instagram story, “Thank you for wishing iKON a happy fifth birthday ~~~~ Happy birthday too, iKONIC !!! Love.”
Yunhyeong uploaded a funny video on Twitter and wished him a happy birthday in the caption section.
— 송윤형 (@sssong6823) September 15, 2020
Apart from that, iKON has also uploaded a new video to their YouTube channel planning something for their fifth debut anniversary. In the video, all iKON members are in a meeting together to make plans about re-creating the process of making their debut single, “My Type,” in an acoustic version.
While doing the flashback, each member sang live at the studio as well as recorded their activities together while in the recording studio. Besides that, iKON also shared their process of recording during their early debut, which currently has reached five years since their debut as iKON.
Besides that, after the accident experienced by iKON’s Junhoe and Jinhwan, they still had time to upload some of their content on their personal Instagram @juneeeeeeya and @gnani_____. Let’s take a look at some of their recent posts on Instagram!
iKON’s Junhoe’s latest Instagram update (@juneeeeeeya)
The photo uploaded on September 22nd, 2020, shows the shadow of Junhoe walking under the bridge. The golden hour in the afternoon added an aesthetic impression to the uploaded photo and the view of the blue sky around it made another dramatic impression. The post, which doesn’t show Junhoe’s face, has received 348,540 likes to date.
On September 15th, 2020, Junhoe also uploaded a photo of his white and cute dog sleeping soundly. The photo caption reads, “It’s been 5 years since our debut. Thank you all.” And the photo managed to get 352,115 likes and several comments in the column which wrote a heartwarming message and support from the fans for this happy day.
On September 9th, 2020, Junhoe also had time to upload a photo with very neat handwriting. The photo reads the caption, “I miss you all.” With several comments writing the meaning of Korean poems written by Junhoe so that international fans can interpret the upload properly. The post has managed to get 412,754 likes to date.
“Though I will not complete all the beautiful parts of the world, I will not be able to complete all the beautiful parts of the world, but the beauty of each place makes me forget that love is mine, and my steps have gradually been relieved as soon as I reach you, but your steps are still lingering in many footprints, Hwacham Night, and slowly fade away.”
iKON’s Jinhwan’s latest Instagram update (@gnani_____)
In the black and white photo uploaded by Jinhwan on September 14th, 2020, the caption reads his gratitude to the loyal fans who have been with them from their debut to their 5th anniversary. There are many comments of support for the member and also best wishes to iKON as well. Jinhwan’s latest upload on his Instagram managed to get 504,340 likes.
On September 9th, 2020, Jinhwan uploaded his photo to Instagram with the caption, “Are you guys doing well, iKONIC?” Just to greet his fans in between his busy schedule that day. The photo of Jinhwan wearing ripped jeans and a t-shirt with a unique motif, and his new curly hairstyle looked even fresher at that time. Jinhwan’s upload has received 557,779 likes until today.
The photo that Jinhwan uploaded on July 2nd, 2020, on his Instagram was enough to make fans surprised because they saw the appearance of the iKON member topless showing his abs and muscular body to his fans. The photo was taken on his vacation in Jeju as written in the photo caption. Meanwhile, the photo has managed to get a lot of likes from fans, namely as many as 739,863 likes to this day.
It would seem that every activity and also uploads of iKON’s Junhoe and Jinhwan after the accident in July 2020, indicates that they are in good condition and ready to attend every schedule and their future promotions.
Well, that’s the complete news about the car accident involving two of the iKON members, namely Junhoe and Jinhwan, in July 2020. News like this is not something that fans are normally awaiting, but they are grateful that their favorite idols are in a safe state without any serious injuries. Therefore, let’s continue to give a lot of support and love to iKON and also to Jinhwan and Junhoe. We hope they will remain strong in carrying out their every activity going forward and continue to be successful for a long-lasting and fruitful iKON career!