2PM‘s Nichkhun was driving drunk the other day when he struck a motorcyclist, allegedly resulting in the victim being taken to the hospital. The incident resulted in JYP Entertainment apologizing for their artist and also a ton of speculation and bullshit from fans.
Well, in a follow-up to those events, SBS has obtained CCTV footage of the accident and has confirmed that the motorcyclist was taken to the hospital.
The footage shows the motorcyclist riding through the street, when he is hit by Nichkhun’s vehicle while going through an intersection. The reporter explains that the motorcyclist, who had been injured, was escorted by the fire fighters on the scene to the hospital.
The news segment also contains an audio clip from the motorcyclist who says that he has suffered injuries on his shoulder, leg(s), and ear(s).
I don’t know of a better way to put this, but oppar just fucking ran some guy down with his car.
This is even worse than I initially thought, because they initially described it as if Nichkhun just bumped the guy from the back or something.
Unfortunately, as you can clearly see in the video/GIF, the impact was far more significant and at speeds that easily could have been lethal. Quite frankly, this outcome was fortunate for everybody involved.
By the way, I still see people defending Nichkhun even after seeing the video (the “he’s not really hurt” and “it was minor” excuses have stopped for some MYSTERIOUS reason), which is fucking weird to me.
If the media’s reporting is accurate, and that’s the road Nichkhun was barreling down, then he was absolutely at fault and it becomes more likely that the reason he didn’t know what he was doing was because he was drunk. Nobody coming out of a side street like that has the right of way, it’s akin to saying that the cars getting onto a freeway can just merge into whatever lane they want without looking.
Not only does this video confirm that he was at fault, it makes it look even worse for him.
Understandably, Caribbean Bay has edited Nichkhun out of their advertisements in response to the controversy.
I say “understandably” because I’m sure a family water park doesn’t want to change their slogan to something like, “Family fun in the water … just make sure one of the faces of our park doesn’t run you down with his car on the way over!“