Kim Min Jae starrer 'Joseon Psychiatrist' staff bus collides with truck, one dead
The 40-year-old staff member was pronounced dead on the spot, while ten others were taken to hospitals with injuries
A bus carrying crew members of upcoming K-drama ‘Joseon Psychiatrist Yoo Se Poong’ collided with a freight truck on Thursday, March 31, killing a staff member and critically injuring others. The vehicle was on its way to Paju, Gyeonggi Province, when the accident happened. The 40-year-old staff member was pronounced dead on the spot, while ten others were taken to hospitals with injuries. Currently, three of them are said to have severe wounds while the rest were treated for minor injuries.
The tvN production house confirmed the accident through an official statement. The team verified that their workers had been transferred to neighboring hospitals, and the show's producers are currently attempting to check the whereabouts of their employees. The statement reads as follows: "Earlier this morning, the production and filming crew of 'Joseon Therapist' was headed toward our filming studio in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. However, on the way, the crew bus was hit by a freight truck. The freight truck, after pumping gas at a nearby gas station, forcefully attempted to merge onto the third lane, causing the accident."
One person died in the accident
In addition to the severe and mild injuries sustained by the crew members, the official statement revealed that one of them had died. It said, "One staff member has died on the scene, while two other members of the production team and three other members of the equipment crew are in critical or severe conditions. Currently, our staff members have been transported to various nearby hospitals. We are currently working to ensure that we confirm the location of each of our staff members during their treatment."
Fans send in their condolences
Many people expressed their condolences via Twitter. One user wrote, “This is so tragic. 😭 Hoping for eternal rest to the deceased and fast recovery to the injured. 🙏🏻”, while another said, “Oh no... Hoping the seriously injured gets better asap.. And gets proper compensation, too. I hope the family of the PD gets comforted in this unfortunate time😢” One user wrote, “Condolence to everone. This is so sad .Wishing safe shooting days for everyone 🙏 💔” Another person wrote, “Omg! Praying for everyone for a fast recovery.” One more person wrote, “This is so tragic…. praying that everyone is safe.”
This is so tragic. 😭 Hoping for eternal rest to the deceased and fast recovery to the injured. 🙏🏻— park dong hoon's 🍻 (@ohhaeyoung_) March 31, 2022
Oh no... Hoping the seriously injured gets better asap.. And gets proper compensation, too. I hope the family of the PD gets comforted in this unfortunate time😢— [email protected] (@hwayi9oo) March 31, 2022
Co dolence to everone. This is so sad .Wishing safe shooting days for everyone 🙏 💔— Amyra🍓 (@kimseonho1231) March 31, 2022
Omg! Praying for everyone for a fast recovery.— Kapaj Lee (@kapaj_lee) March 31, 2022
this is so tragic…. praying that everyone is safe— audrey❁ 🎲 (@iuandthemoon) March 31, 2022
About the series
tvN’s ‘Joseon Therapist Yoo Se Poong’ centers around the life of Yoo Se-poong (Kim Min Jae), a physician from a royal family. In a tragic twist of fate, he becomes entangled in a plot to assassinate the royal family. As a result, he is expelled from the royal palace. Yoo Se-poong arrives in Gyesu village to restart his life, where he meets Seo Eun-woo (Kim Hyang Gi) and Gye Ji-han (Kim Sang Kyung). Yoo Se-poong eventually changes into a full-fledged doctor, attending to the physical and mental maladies of the villagers.