Representative Suzanne Bonamici and husband hit by car in Portland

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Representative Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., was briefly hospitalized Friday night after she and her husband were hit by a car in Portland, according to her spokesperson.

Natalie Crofts, director of communications for Bonamici, said in a statement shared with twitter that the incident occurred when the legislator and her husband, Michael Simon, were crossing the street after leaving an event.

A woman approached Bonamici and her husband “at low speed and knocked them over,” according to Portland police.

The woman remained at the scene, cooperated with investigators and showed no signs of compromise, a police spokesman said. No arrests were made or citations issued.

Bonamici was treated at a hospital for a concussion and head laceration, while Simon was treated for minor injuries, Crofts said. She has since been released and is recovering at home.

“The congresswoman is expected to make a full recovery, but will be unable to attend town hall meetings in Clatsop and Tillamook counties today and other public events while she recovers,” added Crofts.

NBC News has reached out to Bonamici’s office for additional information.

Bonamici was first elected to represent Oregon’s 1st Congressional District – which includes Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop and Columbia countries, as well as parts of Multnomah County – in a 2012 special election. to win reelection in the November midterm elections.

The legislator is chair of the Education and Labor Committee and chair of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services.


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