Commerce secretary apparently had seizure before crashes

first_imgSAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson suffered a seizure in connection with two Los Angeles-area traffic crashes that led to a felony hit-and-run citation over the weekend, officials said Monday.Bryson, 68, was treated at a hospital following the crashes around 5 p.m. PDT Saturday, authorities said.The Commerce Department said Bryson was on personal time and did not have any security detail at the time of the accidents. He was driving his own vehicle and was given medication to treat the seizure.The secretary was driving alone in a Lexus on a major street in San Gabriel when he struck the rear end of a vehicle that had been stopped for a passing train, authorities said.Bryson spoke briefly with the occupants and then hit their car again as he departed, the officials said. The three occupants followed Bryson while calling police.Bryson was cited for the hit-and-run, although he has not been formally charged.Bryson then caused a second collision minutes later in the nearby city of Rosemead, striking a car occupied by a man and a woman, authorities said. Bryson was found alone and unconscious in his car.last_img read more