According to a statement released by the Commerce Department spokesperson, Jennifer Friedman, the investigation regarding the incidents is ongoing.
According to the Southern California police, Bryson was found unconscious behind the wheel of his Lexus car on Saturday after crashing into one car twice and then crashing again into another.
The Commerce Department office said that the secretary had suffered a seizure during the accident. He was accordingly driving his own car on his personal time with no security escorts at the time of the vehicle accidents.
Nevertheless, Bryson still remains to be cooperative with the investigation and in fact, he voluntarily took a breathalyzer test after the crash, and took an immediate medical leave of absence so that he can focus all his attention on resolving the traffic incidents as well as his health issues. So far, alcohol and drug is not a factor to the incidents according to police. Bryson also underwent a blood test but the result is not yet available.
Since October 2011, Bryson has served President Barack Obama as secretary of Commerce. He is also an energy expert and seasoned businessman. On Saturday, at about 5:05 in the evening, Bryson reportedly rear-ended a Buick in San Gabriel and then hit the car again upon leaving the scene. Five minutes later after the first crash, Bryson again hit another car, a Honda Accord in Rosemead, California.
Bryson was treated at the accident scene and was later transported to the hospital. Passengers on the second car did not sustain major injuries and declined medical aid. However, two people from the first car accident were treated by paramedics after complaining of pain.
At present, the Los Angeles police have formally cited Bryson in the traffic incidents. However, the local district’ attorney’s office will decide whether criminal charges will be filed against Bryson.
A causative factor of personal injury, automobile accidents occur due to negligence of both or one of the involved parties. Sometimes, unexpected event also occurs and collisions occur for no obvious reason like Brysons’ case wherein he apparently suffered from seizure during the accident, according to a Los Angeles automobile accident attorney. Most automobile accidents can be avoided if only proper precautionary measures are observed carefully.