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After two weekend car accidents in the Los Angeles area, US Commerce Secretary John Bryson, 68, was cited in a felony hit and run.
Bryson, who was found unconscious at the wheel of his vehicle, was treated at the scene and then taken to the hospital.
According to The Huffington Post, Bryson was driving alone in San Gabriel when he hit the back of a vehicle that was stopped for a passing train. He spoke to the passengers in the vehicle, hit their car again and drove off. The occupants of the first car he struck called the police and followed Bryson, who then minutes later, hit another car with two passengers, a man and a woman, causing the second collision that afternoon.
“He suffered a seizure,” said Spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman, “he was taken to the hospital for examination and remained overnight for observation. He was released and has returned to Washington. The investigation is ongoing.”
Los Angeles law enforcement said there is “no indication” of drugs or alcohol in either collision. Bryson voluntarily took a Breathalyzer test after the crashes, no alcohol was detected. A blood test was also taken and investigators are awaiting the results.
Damage to the vehicles involved was minor.