Ex-D.C. Mayor Marion Barry receives numerous traffic citations after wrong-way crash on Pennsylvania Ave.
Updated: August 4, 2014 - 07:36 pm
WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry has resumed his public appearances after being released from the hospital following a weekend traffic accident.
The 78-year-old, currently a D.C. councilman, was taken to Howard University Hospital Saturday night after a crash on Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast D.C.
Police said the accident involved Barry's car driving the wrong way and colliding with another vehicle.
"I have been diabetic for 20 years. I had a diabetic attack, my sugar was low and when you get low, you get disoriented. I got got disoriented and went up the wrong side of the street," Barry told ABC 7 News in an interview on Monday.
"It could have been worse, could've been dead now from the sugar going low or from an accident - but God spared me once again to come back and serve the people," said Barry.
Officer Araz Alali said Barry was cited after the accident for driving on the wrong side of the street, driving an unregistered vehicle and failure to have insurance.
Police said a 65-year-old woman in the other car complained of neck pain and was also taken to the hospital.