Riverdale production continues after KJ Apa vehicle crash

Peter Castro
September 22, 2017

KJ Apa was reportedly in a vehicle accident last night driving home after a 16-hour work day filming an episode of the hit CW series he's the star of, Riverdale, in Vancouver, Canada. KJ was taken to the hospital for observation but thankfully did not suffer from any major injuries and was discharged.

Cast and crew members of Riverdale wouldn't be alone in voicing complaints about set safety issues that include long hours, early call times, and "stringent transportation requirements", as noted by THR - this, in the wake of recent stunt accidents on The Walking Dead and Deadpool 2. THR added that after the scary incident, Sprouse requested that actors on the show working late hours be provided transportation home from set.

Actor KJ Apa fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his auto after a late night of filming in Langley, according to reports from the Hollywood Reporter.

The New Zealand-born actor reportedly fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his rental auto into a lamp post, crushing the passenger side of the vehicle and rendering it completely "inoperable".

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Returning October 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, Riverdale stars K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy and Casey Cott as Kevin Keller.

"They're working these kids from morning until night", the source told THR.

Cole has been at the forefront of asking the studio to provide transportation after KJ's accident. "Someone's going to die". No word on Apa's health beyond the non-serious injuries in the initial report, or whether production was halted, but we've reached out to his reps and The CW for comment. According to the site, WBTV's policy is that actors are responsible for their own transportation to and from set, particularly when production is shooting outside the US, however a source claimed that the actors are told they can call a taxi or stay in a hotel nearby if they feel driving conditions are unsafe.

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