On September 3, 2014, a girl group Ladies’ Code had a fatal accident on their way back to Seoul after attending an out-of-town event. Member EunB died at the scene, while member RiSe passed away on September 7 after falling into a coma for 4 days.
Six years have passed since the accident, the three remaining members of Ladies’ Code, Sojung, Ashley, and Zuny finally opened their voices for the first time.
Appearing on Channel A’s program “Eye Contact”, the three members revealed the following 8 facts regarding the chronology of the accident to the impact they still feel.
- The accident happened only moments after the Ladies’ Code gave Sojung a birthday surprise
September 3 is Sojung’s new birthday. Shortly before the deadly accident occurred, Ladies’ Code gave a surprise in the form of a birthday cake and a letter to Sojung.
Sojung shared, “It was raining. On the way, we stopped at the rest area. When I got back to the car after going to the toilet, the four members gave me a surprise birthday cake made of chocopie and decorated with candles.”
With tears in his eyes, Sojung continued, “They sang and apologized for the simple surprise. I said it was okay because we were busy. Then we continued our journey. I was so tired that I fell asleep in the car. To be honest, that’s my last memory. After it’s possible that I was taken to the hospital. “
- Zuny and Ashley witnessed the conditions after the accident
As soon as the accident occurred, only members Zuny and Ashley, as well as a manager who survived were conscious with several body injuries, while members Sojung and RiSe were already unconscious and EunB had died on the spot. Zuny and Ashley admitted they couldn’t stop panicking when they saw the members’ condition.
Being a living witness to the tragic accident that took the lives of two close friends certainly left a heavy trauma in the hearts of Zuny and Ashley. Sojung also admitted that the trauma for Zuny and Ashley must have been heavier than he felt. “They saw everything, so the condition at that time must remain in their memory,” said Sojung.
- Zuny was so traumatized that she didn’t dare to close her eyes
With tears in her eyes, Zuny shared, “Even after being discharged from the hospital, for several days I couldn’t wash my face. If I closed my eyes, I would immediately remember the condition of the accident. I saw her condition, even heard the sound at that time. So I can only wash my face with my eyes open.”
She continued, “I also became afraid of the dark. There should be light even if only a little. I was afraid to sleep because I had to close my eyes. Everything was very difficult.”
- Ladies’ Code never talked about the accident because of the tremendous trauma
It was not easy for Sojung, Ashley, and Zuny to discuss the accident. The three of them even admitted that it was easier for them to pour out trauma on family members than fellow Ladies’ Code members because they realized that all members felt the same trauma burden.
- It is difficult for Ladies’ Code to continue activities with a 3 person formation
Sojung, Ashley, and Zuny are still continuing Ladies’ Code activities to this day. But apparently behind the stunning performance on stage, there was a sense of the burden they felt because of the departure of RiSe and EunB.
Ashley said, “It was very difficult not to feel the absence of RiSe and EunB. It was difficult for me to appear on stage without the two of them. I didn’t want to do it, and I was scared too. At first, I wanted to run away.”
Meanwhile, Sojung shared the moment when the three members recorded a song for the first time since RiSe and EunB left.
She said, “On the way in the car after the recording, we didn’t talk to each other. We were just staring at the window in different directions. My heart ached a lot. I didn’t want to do it, but we had to. When I turned to the side it was Ashley. also cry with the same expression as me. “
- Sojung no longer considers September 3 as his birthday
The accident that happened right on the birthday left Sojung very traumatic. She no longer considers September 3 as her birthday.
The main vocal of Ladies’ Code said, “September 3 is no longer the day I have to be congratulated. It was very strange when I met EunB in the morning and then held a birthday party at night. For one week from 3 to 7. September, I can’t do anything. My birthday is a sad day. “
- Zuny and Ashley want Sojung to be happy again on her birthday
The presence of Ladies’ Code on Channel A’s “Eye Contact” program was a request from Ashley and Zuny who wanted Sojung to think of September 3 as her birthday again.
“We hope you can feel a little happier on your birthday, without feeling a burden on your heart. EunB and RiSe would also like to see you happy,” said Ashley to Sojung.
- However, Sojung refused Zuny and Ashley’s wishes because they were not ready
At the end of the event, Sojung refused Zuny and Ashley’s request to surprise her on her birthday. “To be honest, I’m not ready. If you ask me someday in the future, I will reconsider,” he said.
Ashley then responded to Sojung’s refusal by saying, “I knew Sojung would refuse my and Zuny’s request to celebrate her birthday. Even so, we will still do it.”
Those are the 8 facts revealed by Ladies’ Code about the deadly accident that took two members, RiSe and EunB.
May Ashley, Sojung, and Zuny always give you courage and strength.