WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Doris Matsui of California is set to be released from a Washington hospital Friday after she was involved in a car crash that caused internal bleeding and bruised ribs.
A spokeswoman said Matsui, 72, was being driven from her Washington home for a flight to Sacramento on Tuesday when her vehicle was struck by another car. Neither driver was injured. Matsui, who was sitting in the back seat, had surgery to stop internal bleeding in her abdomen.
Spokeswoman Lauren Dart said the six-term congresswoman has been told to rest and not travel for a few weeks. Matsui had been scheduled to attend a fundraiser Sunday with Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine.