Sen. John Fetterman involved in crash on Maryland interstate, treated for bruised shoulder

Written by on June 10, 2024

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(WASHINGTON) — Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman was involved in a crash on a Maryland interstate over the weekend, police and his office confirmed on Monday.

The two-vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 70 near Hagerstown shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday, according to Maryland State Police.

Fetterman, 54, was driving a Chevrolet Traverse west on I-70 when, “for unknown reasons,” his vehicle struck the rear of a Chevrolet Impala, according to preliminary information from state police.

Fetterman’s wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman was also in the vehicle, according to the senator’s office. Both were evaluated at a local hospital “out of abundance of caution” and the senator was treated for a bruised shoulder, according to his office. Both were discharged Sunday afternoon.

“They are doing well and happy to be back in Braddock,” Fetterman’s office said in a statement.

The driver of the Impala was also transported via ambulance to a hospital in West Virginia for unspecified injuries, according to state police.

“No citations were issued. The crash investigation remains active and ongoing,” Maryland State Police said in a statement.

Fetterman, D-Pa., was briefly hospitalized last year after checking himself into an inpatient facility while suffering from depression.

He suffered a stroke during his campaign in 2022 that he has said did not cause any physical limitations or issues with memory or language comprehension.

ABC News’ Matt Foster and Allison Pecorin contributed to this report.

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