WASHINGTON – Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, said on Wednesday she was fine after her car was crushed by construction equipment on her drive home.
The Toledo-area congresswoman, the longest-serving woman in the House, said on Twitter she was driving back from dropping off vegetables from her garden at a local pantry when she “encountered an obstacle.”
“Many thanks to all who have reached out. All good here,” she wrote, noting that she would be back at work soon.
Local television station Cleveland 19 News reported that a backhoe had swung into Kaptur’s driver’s side windshield when she was driving in a single lane of a construction zone.
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According to the Toledo Blade, she was treated for “minor injuries” afterward at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.
Her fellow member of Congress Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., said on Twitter he was glad Kaptur was safe.