Update: Commerce secretary had seizures in hit-and-run accidents
Washington, D.C, United States (4E) – The Commerce Department said Monday morning that Secretary John Bryson, involved in two hit-and-run auto accidents over the weekend, suffered a seizure.
A statement from the department read, “”Secretary Bryson was involved in a traffic accident in Los Angeles over the weekend. 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.”
The secretary was reportedly cited for hit-and-run after causing two car accidents within minutes of each other in Southern California on Saturday.
The 68-year-old was treated at a hospital for non-threatening injuries and released.
The Commerce Department statement added, “The investigation is ongoing. Secretary Bryson has no public events scheduled for today.”
Bryson was reportedly on personal time in California and was not accompanied by a security detail.
Police say that alcohol or drugs are not suspected in the accidents.