Riverdale star KJ Apa crashes car after FALLING ASLEEP following long day on set


Riverdale star KJ Apa crashes car after FALLING ASLEEP following long day on set
  1. Riverdale star KJ Apa crashes car after FALLING ASLEEP following long day on set
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    RIVERDALE star KJ Apa has been involved in a late-night car accident after falling asleep at the wheel, according to…
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The 20-year-old - who plays Archie Andrews in the Netflix series - allegedly dozed off while driving home following a long day shooting for the hit show.

Fortunately, the New Zealand actor avoided serious injury after crashing into a lamp post on his 45-minute journey home from filming in Vancouver.

However, the Hollywood Reporter reports the incident has now sparked concerns surrounding the show’s lengthy shoots and an appeal to production company Warner Bros to provide transportation after working late hours.

In a statement released to the publication, Warner Bros. claimed KJ knew transportation was available to him and explained the cast don’t always work long days on set.

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Riverdael actor K.J Apa has been involved in a late-night car accident

A spokesperson for the studio said: “First and foremost, we are extremely grateful that KJ Apa was uninjured during his recent accident. Secondarily, we want to specifically address the characterisation 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 w…