A Democratic congresswoman and her husband who were reportedly injured by a slow-moving car in Portland, Oregon, January 13, are recovering.
“@RepBonamici and her husband were struck by a car Friday evening while were they walking across a street in a crosswalk,” said Representative Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, spokeswoman Natalie Crofts in a January 14 Twitter post. “The incident occurred as they were leaving an event in Portland.”
Bonamici posted an update Sunday thanking first responders as the couple recover at home from their injuries.
The Conservative Brief further reported:
Oregon Democrat Rep. Suzanne Bonamici has broken her silence after she and her husband were struck by a car and suffered injuries. She and her husband, U.S. District Judge Michael Simon, were hit by a car at a slow speed as they were crossing the street and the driver stayed on the scene and cooperated with authorities.
“Thank you to everyone for your well wishes, and to the first responders and health care workers who provided the care we needed. My husband and I are continuing to recover at home, and are grateful for your kind thoughts and support,” she said on Twitter.
She went on, on Monday, to post a series of tweets celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“As we celebrate the many hard-won victories for equity and justice, let’s recognize that we have much work to do. We are not there yet, but the ‘majestic heights’ that Dr. King envisioned for us are in view,” she said.
“Now more than ever, we must continue to work together for equity, justice, and equality,” the representative said.
“There is a lot to reflect on this Dr. Martin Luther King Day. We are living in the midst of a pandemic, a gun violence epidemic, a climate emergency, and persistent inflation that all harm Black communities disproportionately,” she said.
The driver has cooperated with police after striking the couple at a slow speed and no arrests have been made, The Daily Mail reported.
The couple is said to have suffered minor injuries including head lacerations.
The representative “and her husband were struck by a car Friday evening while were they walking across a street in a crosswalk. The incident occurred as they were leaving an event in Portland,” her communications director Natalie Crofts said on Twitter.
“She was treated for a concussion and laceration to her head. He was treated for minor injuries. She has been released from the hospital to recover at home.
“The Congresswoman is expected to make a full recovery, but will be unable to attend the town hall meetings in Clatsop and Tillamook Counties today and other public events while she heals,” she said.
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