Commerce Secretary Takes Leave After Car Crash

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Renee Montagne has the latest news on Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who was involved in a traffic accident in the Los Angeles area over the weekend.


It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.


And I'm Renee Montagne.

The secretary of Commerce, John Bryson, is taking a leave of absence to undergo medical tests. There's been speculation about his exact condition ever since the news that Bryson rear-ended two cars over the weekend here in suburban Los Angeles. L.A. police found him unconscious in his car. The White House said he suffered a seizure and in a statement that the president's thoughts are with Bryson. There was no word on how long the Commerce secretary's leave will be.

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