‘Riverdale’ Star KJ Apa ‘Repeatedly’ Offered Ride Before Car Crash, Studio Says

Actor was in late-night car accident last week after leaving show’s Vancouver set

Last Updated: September 21, 2017 @ 3:15 PM

Warner Bros. is weighing in on “Riverdale” star K.J. Apa’s late-night car crash last week after he was leaving the show’s set in Vancouver.

The studio that produces the CW drama series released a statement Thursday to say that they are “extremely grateful” that the actor was uninjured in the accident that took place on Sept. 14.

The studio pointed out that they offer a ride or hotel room to any member of production who feel exhausted.

“K.J. 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 statement. “Additionally, it is untrue that K.J. 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.”

Here are the statements:

First and foremost, we are extremely grateful that K.J. 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 K.J. 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. 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.