At around 1:20 AM, today while traveling to Incheon, Ladies' Code's van slipped on a rainy road after a wheel on the van they were traveling in fell off. While information is still coming in, EunB has died after she was ejected from the van during the crash, while two other members onboard, Rise and Sojung were critically injured. The other members as well as the manager were not seriously injured.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
Statement from Polaris Entertainment via Koreaboo:
We would like to explain everything regarding Ladies’ Code up until now. They were returning to Seoul after their schedule at Daegu, then around 1:30AM around Suwon, their back tire of the van fell out. This caused the unfortunate death of our member, EunB.Another statement from Polaris:
Currently, our other member Sojung and Kwon Rise are receiving treatment. The manager and other members received no major injuries. The members are on standby to move to a hospital in Seoul.
The location for EunB’s funeral has not yet been decided.
With an apologetic feeling towards everyone, including the fans who have received such a great shock [today], we hope that many of you will pray towards the members’ fast recovery. We will report back further details regarding the accident as soon as possible. Thank you.
Polaris Entertainment released the details of EunB’s wake, which is being held at the Korea University Anam Hospital.
EunB’s wake will remain in Korea University Anam Hospital until September 5th.
Meanwhile, Rise and Sojung are currently being treated at the University Hospital in Suwon. Rise, who underwent surgery for nine hours, is currently being monitored, while Sojung is stable and will receive treatment for her fractures.
Rise’s parents who are living in Japan is said to have flown to South Korea to stay with Rise whilst in hospital.
Ashley and Zuny did not sustain any major injuries but are said to be in great shock. They are still undergoing several tests and treatments.
Images taken from this thread on reddit.
Image 5 (Caution: Very soul crushing)
News video covering the accident.
Fancam of their last performance in Daegu.
Koreaboo is posting live translated tweets from other Korean celebrities.
Police have said the accident was likely caused by slippery road conditions but are investigating.
Update: Rise and Sojung are in surgery. Rise for major head trauma and Sojung for unknown injuries. They have been/will be transported to Seoul.
Update: It sounds like Sojung's condition has improved.
Update: Rise has now been in surgery for over seven hours.
Update: The hospital Rise and Sojung are being treated in is refraining from giving updates on their conditions.
Update: Rise has successfully ended surgery after 9 hours.
Update: It's been confirmed EunB was not wearing a seat belt.
Update: ultraman88 at onehallyu has given information on the extent of Rise's injury:
And again here.I am sorry to throw cold water to your post but RiSe is not okay. I am reading the tweets. She is in a critical condition.They did a nine hours of surgery. The surgery was done.They said the injury is so severe they will have to wait and see. They are saying her brain is severely dented in areas.They had to do pulmonary resuscitation with defibrillation. That means her heart stopped and they had shock her heart eitherwith the electric charge or by hand.They had to do the surgery on her brain three times.Again, the surgery was for NINE hours. They say the afternoon will be the hurdle.
Update: Sojung's surgery has ended.
Update: Rise was transferred to ICU after her blood pressure dropped too low.
Update: The van they were traveling in has been transferred to the National Institute of Scientific Investigation.
Update: The manager is being charged with negligent homicide in connection with the incident.
Update: EunB's family:
"We went to the hospital after being contacted at daybreak," "She entered the hospital in a deceased state. There was no medical malpractice," and, "We heard that she was on her way to her dorms after attending the recording of KBS's 'Open Concert' in Daegu."Update: The airbags in the van did not deploy according to police.
Update: The van in the accident was a rental.
Update: Ashely and Zuny will attend EunB's wake when no one is there.
Update: Sojung no longer in critical condition.
Update: There is video of the wake but I don't know how I feel about linking it since it's just really sad and seems like an invasion of privacy. You can easily find it if you want to.