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alert-–-john-fetterman-and-wife-gisele-are-hospitalized-after-democratic-senator-rear-ended-car-on-the-highwayAlert – John Fetterman and wife Gisele are hospitalized after Democratic senator rear-ended car on the highway

Pennsylvania Democrat Sen. John Fetterman and his wife Gisele were hospitalized after a car crash Sunday morning.

Maryland State Police told DailyMail.com the senator was driving a Chevrolet Traverse when he rear-ended a Chevrolet Impala in northern Maryland near the Pennsylvania and West Virginia border.

According to authorities, the Fettermans were driving in Hancock, Maryland, when the crash occurred around 8 a.m. ET.

Following the crash both of the Fettermans were transported to War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Sen. Fetterman was treated for a bruised shoulder.

The Democrat has had a history of health ailments, most notably suffering a stroke while running for Senate in 2022. 

Sen. John Fetterman, D-Penn., and his wife Gisele were hospitalized after a car crash in northern Maryland on Sunday morning

Sen. John Fetterman, D-Penn., and his wife Gisele were hospitalized after a car crash in northern Maryland on Sunday morning

John Fetterman exits a Chevy Traverse on Capitol Hill. Maryland State Police told DailyMail.com the senator was driving a Chevrolet Traverse when he rear-ended a Chevrolet Impala in northern Maryland near the Pennsylvania and West Virginia border

John Fetterman exits a Chevy Traverse on Capitol Hill. Maryland State Police told DailyMail.com the senator was driving a Chevrolet Traverse when he rear-ended a Chevrolet Impala in northern Maryland near the Pennsylvania and West Virginia border

Since his stroke Fetterman has suffered from audio impairments that have resulted in his needing a phone or tablet-based transcriber to clearly understand colleagues and reporters while working on Capitol Hill. 

This has resulted in the installation of a live closed captioning system at the Democrats Washington, D.C. desk. 

He has been known to respond, at times, with half sentences to reporters’ questions.

The crash happened on the westbound route of Interstate 70 near Interstate 68, authorities said. 

‘According to a preliminary investigation, a Chevrolet Traverse and a Chevrolet Impala were both traveling west on I-70 when for unknown reasons, the Traverse struck the rear of the Impala,’ a spokesperson for the Maryland State Police told DailyMail.com.   

John Fetterman and his family in the Capitol after his swearing-in

John Fetterman and his family in the Capitol after his swearing-in

The couple was treated at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, shown above, following the crash

The couple was treated at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, shown above, following the crash

Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman exits a Chevy Traverse at the U.S. Capitol

Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman exits a Chevy Traverse at the U.S. Capitol

The collision happened just before 8 a.m. on Sunday morning.  

‘A passenger in the Traverse and the operator of the Impala were transported by ambulance to War Memorial Hospital in West Virginia for treatment of their injuries,’ the spokesperson disclosed.

‘No citations were issued,’ authorities said before adding ‘The crash investigation remains active and ongoing.’

A spokesperson for Fetterman’s office confirmed the incident to DailyMail.com.

‘On Sunday morning, John and Gisele were involved in a car accident with another driver.’

A spokesperson for Fetterman's office said the Democrat received treatment for a bruised shoulder

A spokesperson for Fetterman’s office said the Democrat received treatment for a bruised shoulder 

According to authorities, the investigation into the crash remains ongoing

According to authorities, the investigation into the crash remains ongoing

‘Out of an abundance of caution, they were evaluated at a local hospital.’

‘John was treated for a bruised shoulder and they were discharged that afternoon.’

The couple is ‘doing well’ and are ‘happy’ to be back at their home in Braddock, Pennsylvania, the spokesperson added. 

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