Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon is recovering at home after she and her husband were struck by a car Friday evening “while were they walking across a street in a crosswalk.”
Bonamici’s communications director, Natalie Crofts, who shared the news of the accident in a tweet Saturday, said the incident occurred as the congresswoman and her husband were leaving an event in Portland, Oregon.
“She was treated for a concussion and laceration to her head. He was treated for minor injuries. She has been released from the hospital to recover at home,” Crofts said, adding, “The Congresswoman is expected to make a full recovery, but will be unable to attend the town hall meetings in Clatsop and Tillamook Counties today and other public events while she heals.”
Bonamici was first elected to the House in 2012 after winning a special election to succeed Democrat David Wu, who resigned following allegations he made sexual advances.
Bonamici represents Oregon’s 1st District, a reliably Democratic seat in the Portland area that President Joe Biden would have carried by 39 points in 2020. She won a sixth full term in November by 36 points.
A member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, she has served on the Education and Labor Committee and chaired the panel’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services in the previous Congress.