U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson was found unconscious in his Lexus after allegedly hitting two vehicles shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday in San Gabriel Valley.
An agency official confirmed Secretary Bryson suffered a seizure. He was given medication, but it is unknown what kind of treatment he received or where it was given.
The 68-year-old was cited for felony hit-and-run, but was not booked and taken to the hospital where he remained overnight.
Sources said Bryson was unaccompanied by security during the crashes because he was driving his own vehicle on personal time.
Bryson allegedly voluntarily submitted to a Breathalyzer test following the accident, but it did not detect any alcohol.
Los Angeles authorities apparently took a blood test and are awaiting the results before deciding whether or not to file charges in connection with the accidents.
Whether or not the collisions were due to a medical condition is part of the investigation, which is ongoing.
Authorities claim Bryson was driving a Lexus Saturday just after 5 p.m. when he allegedly rear-ended a Buick that was waiting for a train to pass.
Bryson apparently got out of his vehicle to talk to the three occupants inside the Buick, and then left the scene and struck the Buick a second time, authorities said. According to a police report, the occupants in the Buick followed Bryson’s car and dialed 911 for assistance.
Bryson allegedly continued driving his Lexus and crashed into a second vehicle with two people inside.
When officers arrived at the scene, they apparently found Bryson alone and unconscious behind the wheel of his vehicle.
A Commerce official said Secretary Bryson was given medication to treat the seizure.
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