The Obama administration is starting off the week on the wrong foot. And that foot may just have been run over by U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson. The Cabinet member is reportedly under investigation for a felony hit-and-run that took place in Los Angeles County Saturday.
Bryson was driving alone in a Lexus on a major street in San Gabriel when he allegedly struck the rear end of a vehicle occupied by three males that had been stopped for a passing train.
The secretary spoke briefly with the occupants and then hit their car again as he departed, the officials said. The three followed him while calling police.
But Secretary Bryson didn’t stop at just one car accident.
Minutes after the first collision, Bryson hit another vehicle. Authorities found him unconscious. He was taken to the hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries.
While his life was not in danger, his career may be on life support.
Drugs and alcohol were reportedly not a factor in the accidents.
Bryson’s nomination to the Cabinet was approved in October, but he’s getting a lot more press for this weekend’s collisions.
But no worries, Team Obama is doing fine.
The results of drug and alcohol tests are not yet available and a Los Angeles County official says the Commerce Department’s statement about Bryson’s seizure cannot be confirmed.
Bryson blacked out at a board meeting four years ago, according to a witness who spoke with ABC News.