Former D.C. Mayor and now Councilman Marion Barry treated at hospital after car crash
Updated: August 3, 2014 - 04:35 pm
WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Former D.C. Mayor and now Councilman Marion Barry was treated overnight at Howard University Hospital after being involved in a head-on car crash on Saturday night.
Barry tweeted from the hospital about 11:45 p.m. that he was "fine" and described the wreck he had been in as a "fender bender."
Barry tweeted Sunday afternoon that he was back home and resting.
The accident occurred about 9 p.m. near Pennsylvania Avenue SE and 30th Street.
Spokespeople for both police and Barry confirmed to ABC7 News that he was driving the wrong direction along a one-way stretch when he hit another car.
On Twitter, Barry - a known diabetic - said he was taken to the hospital after suffering a "hypoglycemic attack" that left him disoriented due to a low blood sugar level. The driver of the other car was reported to be okay following the crash.
There's no place like home! I'm out of the hospital and home resting. Thank you for all of your prayers and concern.— Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) August 3, 2014