Psy was involved in a car crash in China on Thursday, and the news is now making headlines this weekend.
Psy was on the road in the town of Hangzhou, near Shanghai, when his car hit a bus. He was not driving any ordinary car, either, according to Daily Mail. He was in a red Rolls Royce at the time of the accident. The report revealed that the singer was headed from the airport to a hotel in the area after arriving in the city. He was in Hangzhou for an opening party of a new bar.
No one was injured in the crash, but both the bus and the car were damaged in the accident. The Shanghaiist reported that it will take about $300 U.S. dollars to fix the damage to the bus. The Rolls Royce will take far more to fix. It was reported that the car received 700,000 RMB in damage. That’s equal to approximately $112,000 U.S. dollars. The car’s bumper fell off after the accident.
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It is not known if Psy was driving the car at the time of the accident, but his management made it clear to the Korean Herald that the singer was not injured during the crash. That report also revealed that the Rolls Royce was making a right turn at around 3 p.m. on Thursday when the wreck occurred.
After the accident, a Porsche that had been traveling with him picked up Psy. Psy was not scheduled to be in Hangzhou for long. The singer was scheduled to appear in Beijing on Friday.
Psy, otherwise known as Park Jae-sang, received immediate popularity with the release of his song, “Gangnam Style,” in 2012. That song knocked Justin Bieber’s “Baby” from the top of the YouTube viewing list. In December of 2012, the video for the tune was the first to hit one billion views. The video now has close to 2.5 billion views on the video social media site.
Psy’s two follow up singles did not rise to the same level of popularity as “Gangnam Style.” That song was the first K-Pop tune to top the U.K. charts. It is reported that Psy is currently working on a new album, but no details have been released about that effort.
This is not the only celebrity car crash making headlines this month. The car crash that involved Caitlyn Jenner, while she was still publicly Bruce Jenner, was back in the news recently. The police wrapped their investigation into the crash earlier this month, according to a previous Inquisitr report.
“Said plainly … there are no extenuating circumstances — texting, drinking, drugs, or yakking on the phone — so, there’s no felony. It’s a tragic accident, but nothing more than a misdemeanor. Also in Jenner’s favor — we’re told typically when cops present a case like this, it gets dismissed altogether.”
However, Jenner is still facing a wrongful death lawsuit. An attorney for the family told the media that “Ms. Jenner has refused to accept responsibility for causing this collision. Plaintiffs have also obtained a statement from a witness who described Ms. Jenner driving erratically just prior to the crash. Defendant Jenner is attempting to escape responsibility by arguing that plaintiffs do not have standing to bring this wrongful death action.”
With no charges filed by the police in the accident, it is likely that the wrongful death lawsuit will not go forward.
There was no mention of charges in Psy’s accident. What do you think of Psy’s car crash in China? Are you a fan of his music?
[Photo: Psy / Instagram]