Former AKB48 member Atsuko Maeda has been involved in a car accident with a taxi.
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, the car accident occurred on July 19 at 5:15 pm.
The left front of Maeda's car hit the back right of the taxi. The two vehicles were driving in parallel lanes when one of them changed lanes, resulting in the accident.
Neither Maeda, the taxi driver, nor the taxi's passengers received any injuries as a result of the accident.
After news of Maeda's accident began circulating, the idol took to twitter to issue an apology.
"While driving I got into a car accident. I would like to deeply apologize for the inconvenience I caused to those involved and for causing concern. I'm sorry for causing trouble," she wrote.