Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon was rushed to hospital after being involved in a three-car pileup in Seoul today, November 28, it has been confirmed.
The singer’s grey Mercedes SLK car smashed into a Kia taxi in Seoul’s upscale Gangnam district at 7:40pm local time. She had apparently rear-ended the silver vehicle, causing the male cab driver, who was carrying two passengers, to smash into an Audi just ahead.
Just ten minutes after the incident, Taeyeon was taken to a nearby hospital via ambulance after complaining of chest pains after the collision. The Audi driver and the two taxi passengers were also admitted to the same hospital.
Taeyeon has admitted she is blame for the accident and SM Entertainment released the following statement: “Taeyeon, who was traveling for a personal schedule near Nonhyun-dong, was in a car accident due to her careless driving. She is very sorry to the drivers and passengers of the taxi and will do her best to deal with the situation.
They continued, “After taking measures for the traffic accident, Taeyeon is returning home and is in stable condition. We apologize for causing worry.”
Prior to Taeyeon’s statement one of the taxi passengers reportedly wrote about the incident on their Instagram account. Going by the name of “remudal_”, they wrote: “I really didn’t want to post something like this after an accident but I just have to because I’m so angry. She rammed into two cars at a stop. The windows of the car in the middle all shattered, the airbags busted, and all the glass pieces pierced into our bodies and clothes but just because the driver is a famous female idol, they were telling the other victims to wait and trying to take her to the hospital first.”
“The police and the emergency crew were asking if we needed to go to the hospital when our cars have been totaled by getting hit and pushed from the behind. The taxi driver was spilling blood from his neck but they were saying it’s okay, it’s just a scratch. When I asked if the taxi driver could sit in the emergency truck for a bit to calm himself, they wouldn’t allow him because [Taeyeon] had to get in the emergency truck.
“[She] came out and asked if we were okay. She then patted our backs as if she’s cheering up her servants. In the emergency room, one of the emergency crew members was giggling, saying we should take pictures. One of the nurses said the roads must be slippery nowadays and asked if the driver of [Taeyeon’s car] came to the hospital or not. What the hell? The people who are supposed to be saving lives were giggling and laughing in front of the patients, and taking care of a celebrity first. How cool. I guess fame and popularity are good after all.”
SM Entertainment made no comment on the allegations.