The Commerce Department said Monday that Secretary John Bryson had suffered a seizure in connection with three Los Angeles-area car crashes he was involved in over the weekend. Bryson was cited for felony hit-and-run, and authorities said the investigation is continuing. Bryson was taken to a hospital after the Saturday incidents and observed overnight. He has since been released and is back in Washington.
Bryson was driving a Lexus in the 400 block of South San Gabriel Boulevard shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday when he allegedly rear-ended a Buick as it was waiting for a train to pass, according to the statement.
After briefly stopping to talk to the three men inside the Buick, Bryson left the location in the Lexus and then struck the Buick a second time, authorities said. The men followed Bryson’s car and called 911 to ask for police assistance, according to the police statement.
Bryson continued to drive his Lexus into Rosemead, which is patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, authorities said. There, he allegedly crashed into a second vehicle near the intersection of San Gabriel Boulevard and Hellman Avenue, they said.
Officers found him alone and unconscious behind the wheel of his car, they said.