Park Shi Yeon in car accident
29-year-old former Miss Korea, former Eric’s Girlfriend and current actress Park Shi Yeon (My Girl, When Spring Comes) is the latest celebrity to be in a car accident rushing to work. On the 18th, she was en route to shoot MBC’s new weekend drama Sweet Life [달콤한 인생, or Bittersweet Life], airing in May, when the van she was riding in rear-ended the car in front.
She and the other passengers (manager, stylist, hair/makeup staff) were taken to a nearby hospital, where she received emergency care and had her X-ray taken, but no serious injuries were sustained; mostly bumps and bruises.
It’s fortunate that this sounds like a mere fender-bender and not something serious, but it seems like practically every other day that another star is in a work-related car accident. The more dire accidents (e.g., Super Junior’s last year, which put several members in the hospital and one in intensive care) generally give rise to talk of reducing the crazily hectic schedules that push stars to rush from event to event to meet impossible schedules. But as long as the K-entertainment machine continues to feed the workaholic tendencies of most, this is starting to feel like just another part of the job.
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