John Bryson, the U.S. Commerce Secretary appointed by Barack Obama in October of last year, was involved in two car accidents in Southern California during the weekend. According to police, one of the accidents resulted in him being cited for felony hit-and-run.
Reports indicate that the secretary was driving alone on a major street in the Southern California city of San Gabriel when he rear-ended one vehicle. He is accused of leaving the scene of that accident after speaking briefly with the people in the other vehicle. Bryson then struck another vehicle just a few minutes later and police officers found him unconscious in his vehicle shortly after that accident was reported.
“Secretary Bryson was involved in a traffic accident in Los Angeles over the weekend,” reads an official statement from the Commerce Department. “He suffered a seizure. He was taken to the hospital for examination and remained overnight for observation. He was released and has returned to Washington.”
USA Today reports that prosecutors will determine later on if the secretary will be formally charged. He was treated for his injuries at a nearby hospital in the Los Angeles-area and released the following day.
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