Riverdale actor KJ Apa was involved in a late-night car crash last week after falling asleep at the wheel after a 16-hour work day filming on location outside of Vancouver, Canada.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, KJ was making his 45 minute drive home after midnight when he fell asleep and crashed into a light pole, destroying the passenger side of his car. KJ was taken to a local hospital for observation, and was discharged without serious injuries.
The crash has reportedly started mass protests on the Riverdale set, with the cast and crew fighting for better working conditions since the show regularly shoots until the early morning hours and does not provide transportation to and from the set. However, while Warner Brothers TV does not provide transportation, the studio will reportedly pay for taxis or nearby hotel stays for actors if they feel it is unsafe to drive.
The Hollywood Reporter also reports that Cole Sprouse, who plays Jughead, was planning to catch a ride home with KJ that night, but the actor changed his plans last minute. Cole has since asked that the show provides transportation for the cast when they are required to work late hours.
A call between the Riverdale cast’s representatives and Warner Bros. executives will happen on Friday to discuss the issue.
Riverdale is currently filming its second season in Vancouver, Canada, and will be premiering on October 11.