GREENSBORO (N.C.) — A North Carolina Congresswoman who was injured in a serious car accident this week, is recovering at her home after a broken sternum, and a bone in her left foot, according to her office.
After a three vehicle accident, Democratic U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning was taken to hospital along with a member of her staff who drove her to the event in her district. A third driver was cited.
Manning was discharged from Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro on Thursday. The congresswoman’s office released a list of her injuries on Friday, and stated that she will continue to work from home as she recovers. The U.S. House of Representatives is on its August recess.
The statement read: “She is grateful for the prayers, kind words and well-wishes she has received.”
State Highway Patrol troopers responded to the accident around 10:15 am on U.S. Highway 29 near Guilford County. According to a statement from the patrol, a northbound driver turning left struck a southbound vehicle that was carrying Manning. The patrol reported that the northbound vehicle struck a waiting third vehicle at a red traffic light.
According to the patrol, the driver of the northbound car, a man aged 34 from Alamance County in the nearby area, was charged for failure to yield.
Manning is serving her second term in the House. Her 6th Congressional district includes all or part of Guilford County, Rockingham County, Caswell County, and Forsyth county.