Democratic Rep. Kathy Manning of North Carolina briefly hospitalized with injuries suffered in 'serious car accident' Thursday

August 4, 2023
Ben Marquis

Rep. Kathy Manning (D-NC), along with a senior aide, was involved in a car accident Thursday morning in which both suffered "non-life-threatening injuries," according to The Hill.

They were both taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of the sustained injuries but were discharged later in the day and sent home.

Suffered "non-life-threatening injuries" in car accident

In a statement posted to an official social media account for the Democratic congresswoman, it was revealed that "Rep. Manning and a member of her staff were in a car accident this morning in Greensboro, North Carolina on the way to a district event."

"They sustained non-life-threatening injuries, were taken to the hospital, and have been discharged," the statement continued.

"Many thanks to the first responders and the Cone Health team for their timely response and assistance," the statement added.

Driver of other vehicle charged for causing accident

According to the Greensboro News & Record, Rep. Manning, 66, had been a passenger in a vehicle driven by her Sixth District Director Margaret Winslow, 40, that was headed southbound on U.S. Highway 29 toward an event in the city of High Point.

They were struck by another vehicle headed northbound that was attempting to make a left turn onto a surface road, and the driver of that vehicle, Derrick Eleazer II, 34, who also struck another vehicle stopped at a red light, was cited by law enforcement for his failure to yield the right of way.

The congresswoman and her aide were rushed to Cone Health Hospital and never made it to the gun control roundtable discussion event she was scheduled to speak at.

The event that was to be hosted by Communities in Schools of High Point was subsequently canceled but will likely be rescheduled for a later unspecified date.

Congresswoman suffered broken sternum, broken bone in foot

Following the initial reports of Thursday's incident with injury, CNN reported Friday that Rep. Manning's office provided an update on the "serious car accident" that had occurred the day before and revealed more information about the injuries that the congresswoman had sustained.

She reportedly suffered a broken sternum and a broken bone in a foot, and is now "recuperating well at home and will continue to work from home as she recovers."

"Many thanks to the first responders and the Cone Health team for their timely response and assistance," the congresswoman's office said in the statement.

"Rep. Manning is extremely grateful to the outstanding first responders and the extremely professional and kind staff at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. She is very grateful for all the kind words, prayers, and well wishes she has received," the statement added.

Both CNN and The Hill noted that Congress is currently in a summer recess over the month of August, meaning most members are in their home districts and won't return to Washington D.C. until Congress is back in session in early September.

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