According to Soompi, Jungkook was driving a Mercedes Benz on November 2 when he reportedly caused a minor car accident in South Korea's Hannam neighborhood, where he "violated a traffic regulation and ran into a taxi." He and the taxi driver were treated at a hospital afterward for minor bruises.
On November 4, Jungkook was brought to a police station and was questioned for his violation of the Road Traffic Act. On the same day, BigHit Entertainment released a statement to confirm the accident and to apologize to the taxi driver, his family, and to BTS fans for causing concern. The statement also revealed that an amicable settlement had been reached with the victim.
In December, Jungkook was forwarded to the prosecution with a recommendation for indictment.
On January 23, Soompi reported that the Seoul Western District Prosecutors’ Office had reached a decision to not indict Jungkook for his involvement in the car accident. A source from the prosecution refrained from sharing a reason behind the decision.