U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning, a North Carolina Democrat, was injured in a car accident Thursday and was treated at a hospital, according to a statement from her office.
“Rep. Manning and a member of her staff were in a car accident this morning in Greensboro, North Carolina on the way to a district event. They sustained non life-threatening injuries, were taken to the hospital, and have been discharged,” her office said Thursday.
The next day, Manning’s office specified the extent of her injuries… including two broken bones.
“Following a serious car accident yesterday morning, Rep. Manning was released from the hospital with a broken sternum and a broken bone in her foot. Rep. Manning is recuperating well at home and will continue to work from home as she recovers,” her office said Friday. “Rep. Manning’s staff member was also treated for non life-threatening injuries and was released from the hospital.”
The congresswoman was traveling in a car driven by a staff member during the collision between 9 and 9:30 a.m., according to a news release and a spokesperson.
Representatives have been spending August in their home districts during Congress’s August recess. Manning was on her way from Greensboro to High Point for a roundtable discussion on gun violence, according to spokesperson Gia Scirrotto.
“They sustained non life-threatening injuries, were taken to the hospital, and have been discharged,” the news release said.
Scirrotto said that the staff member driving was not at fault but didn’t have other details. Greensboro police didn’t immediately respond to an email.
Manning ran for the House in 2018 unsuccessfully. However, she ran successfully two years later after redistricting, and she succeeded a retiring Republican.
She represents much of the state’s Piedmont Plateau region, including Greensboro and Winston-Salem. Last year, she introduced the Biologics Market Transparency Act signed into law. This year, she voted for the Republicans’ Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act.
“Rep. Manning is extremely grateful to the outstanding first responders and the extremely professional and kind staff at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. She is very grateful for all the kind words, prayers, and well wishes she has received,” Manning’s office has said. “Many thanks to the first responders and the Cone Health team for their timely response and assistance.”
The Horn editorial team and the Associated Press contributed to this article.