While making the 45-minute drive home from the "Riverdale" set, Apa allegedly fell asleep. He had gotten behind the wheel after midnight, dozed off, and swerved into a light pole.
Initial reports claim Apa was immediately taken to the hospital for observation, but he was later discharged without any serious injury.
(His car, on the other hand, was destroyed on the passenger side and rendered "inoperable.")
Upon hearing the news of Apa's crash, worried fans immediately flooded Twitter.
They were relieved to learn that their beloved Archie was OK.
But fans also found it troubling that Apa had worked a 16-hour day without any time to rest.
They scolded "Riverdale" execs for failing to step in and stop an obviously overworked Apa from driving.
After 16 hours on set, Twitter felt the studio should've arranged for car services to take the cast and crew home.
But unfortunately, WBTV's policy states that actors are responsible for their own transportation to and from set.
According to various sources, Apa's co-star Cole Sprouse had actually planned to catch a ride with him that night.
Sprouse changed his mind last minute.
Although Sprouse wasn't involved in Apa's crash, he is allegedly shaken up by the accident.
THR reports that Sprouse is now spearheading a set-wide request that would require the studio to provide transportation home any time actors and crew members have to work late hours.
Warner Bros., however, denies putting Apa in a dangerous situation.
The studio claims Apa is the only person responsible for his decision to get behind the wheel.
The company sent the following statement to Us Weekly:
"First and foremost, we are extremely grateful that KJ Apa was uninjured during his recent accident. Secondarily, we want to specifically address the characterization that conditions on the set of 'Riverdale' are of concern. We have a large cast of series regulars, and our actors do not work every day. On the day of the accident, KJ worked 14.2 hours. The previous day he worked 2.5 hours, and the day before that he worked 7.7 hours. KJ has repeatedly been informed about making production aware if he is tired or feels unsafe, and if so, either a ride or hotel room will be provided for him. The accident occurred last Thursday. Additionally, it is untrue that KJ was taken to the hospital. He was treated by first responders on the scene and released by them. We also sent a doctor to his home later that same day for a follow-up to confirm his well-being."