Washington, DC (AP) - The U.S. Commerce Department says Secretary John Bryson suffered a seizure in connection with two traffic accidents in the Los Angeles area that left him injured and unconscious.
The Commerce Department says Bryson was taken to the hospital for examination and remained overnight for observation. He was released and returned to Washington.
The department says an investigation is ongoing.
Bryson was cited for a felony hit-and-run tied to two Los Angeles-area traffic crashes on Saturday, though he has not been formally charged.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's department and the San Gabriel Police Department say he was driving alone on a major street in San Gabriel when he allegedly struck the rear end of a vehicle, then left the scene after speaking briefly with the occupants.
The agencies say minutes later he struck another vehicle in a nearby community, and police found him unconscious behind the wheel of his car.
San Gabriel Police spokesman Lt. Ariel Duran says Bryson was cited for felony hit-and-run, and prosecutors will determine later if he'll be formally charged.