Sen. John Fetterman was speeding just before car accident, police say

Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., is seen at the Senate Subway on Capitol Hill Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

By Ashley Adams

June 14, 2024

Sen. John Fetterman was speeding prior to rear-ending another car in Maryland. He and his wife, along with the other driver were all taken to the hospital.

Sen. John Fetterman was driving at a “high rate of speed” on Sunday just before rear-ending another car on Interstate 70 in Maryland, according to a state police report.

The police report said Fetterman was at fault in the crash.

Both cars were towed from the scene. Fetterman, his wife, Gisele, and the driver of the other vehicle were all taken to the hospital for minor injuries. Fetterman was treated for a bruised shoulder and discharged within hours.

Sunday’s crash, just before 8 a.m., happened after another motorist saw Fetterman pass her traveling “at a high rate of speed, well over the posted speed limit,” the police report said. The speed limit on I-70 is 70 mph.

Moments later, Fetterman rear-ended the other vehicle, driven by a 62-year-old woman, the report said. Fetterman was not tested for alcohol or substance use, and the report does not say he was distracted.

Earlier this year, the Democratic senator pleaded guilty in Pennsylvania to a citation for exceeding the speed limit by 34 mph, according to court records.


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