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Fetterman, Wife Involved in Maryland Car Crash

 June 11, 2024

Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) and his wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, narrowly escaped serious injury in an early morning car crash on a Maryland highway.

Mr. and Mrs. Fetterman were evaluated at a hospital and discharged with no major injuries, as the Washington Examiner reports, though they were likely left shaken by the entire experience.

The accident occurred on Sunday morning along a Maryland highway near the Pennsylvania border.

The crash, which took place just before 8 a.m. on Interstate 70 near Interstate 68 in Hancock, involved Sen. Fetterman's Chevrolet Traverse, which reportedly rear-ended a Chevrolet Impala.

Early Morning Collision

Sen. Fetterman, aged 54, was behind the wheel of the Traverse at the time of the accident.

Both the Fettermans and the driver of the Chevrolet Impala were transported by ambulance to the War Memorial Hospital in West Virginia following the incident.

A Fetterman spokesperson explained, "John and Gisele were involved in a car accident with another driver Sunday morning."

They added, "Out of an abundance of caution, they were evaluated at a local hospital. John was treated for a bruised shoulder, and they were discharged that afternoon. They are doing well and happy to be back in Braddock."

No Major Injuries

After being assessed at the hospital, both Sen. Fetterman and his wife were cleared of any serious injuries. Fetterman was specifically evaluated for a bruised shoulder.

He was released from the hospital the same day and returned to their hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania.

There were no other injuries reported in the crash. Fetterman's spokesperson also noted his plan to return to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday afternoon for essential Senate votes.

Ongoing Investigation

Although the immediate aftermath of the crash resulted in no citations, authorities are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading up to the collision.

The detailed analysis of the crash site along Interstate 70 is expected to provide more insights into the incident.

The involvement of Sen.Fetterman has drawn significant media attention, especially considering his pivotal role in the upper chamber. His spokesperson reassured, "They [John and Gisele] are doing well and happy to be back in Braddock."

Near-Tragedy Averted

The timely medical attention and positive prognosis have offered relief not only to the Fettermans but also to their supporters. The medical evaluation process at War Memorial Hospital was thorough, ensuring that both individuals could safely return home without complications.

As the couple recovers from the scare, the focus shifts back to Sen. Fetterman's responsibilities in the legislature. His commitment to returning to Capitol Hill for the upcoming votes underscores his dedication despite the recent mishap.


The car accident involving Sen. John Fetterman and his wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, on a Maryland highway was a near-tragic event.

Taking place just before 8 a.m. on Sunday, the couple's Chevy Traverse rear-ended another vehicle, leading to their hospitalization.

Fortunately, both were discharged without serious injuries. Sen. Fetterman, treated for a bruised shoulder, plans to resume his duties in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. The crash remains under investigation.