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Fetterman hospitalized after car crash in Maryland

Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) was reportedly hit and hospitalized Sunday morning after his car was struck from behind.

According to Fox 29 Philadelphia, Fetterman and his wife Gisele were driving near Hancock, Maryland when their Chevy Traverse was struck from behind by a Chevy Impala.

According to a Maryland State Police spokesman speaking to Fox 29, Fetterman was behind the wheel at the time of the accident.

The couple was subsequently taken to a hospital in West Virginia “out of an abundance of caution,” according to a statement from Fetterman’s office provided to the broadcaster.

Fetterman was treated at the hospital for a bruised shoulder. He and his wife were released later that day and have since returned to their hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, according to the senator’s office.

The senator’s health has been a constant concern throughout his term in office after he suffered a stroke during his 2022 campaign that left him unable to speak for a period of time. Shortly after returning to public life following his stroke, he again resigned from his role in the Senate to seek clinical treatment for depression.

Fetterman recently spoke about his stroke on Bill Maher’s HBO show Real timeand told Maher that his stroke had given him the “freedom” to abandon progressive political goals and ignore criticism from his fellow Democrats.

“There is a line from the first Batman, Joker, he says, “I’ve been dead before. This is very freeing,” Fetterman told the comedian. “This isn’t reckless, this is just freeing. It’s just freeing in a way. And I think after I’ve gotten through all this, I just really want to be able to say the things that I really need to believe in and not be afraid if there’s any kind of backlash.”