Commerce Secretary Takes Leave After Car Crash

Jun 12, 2012
Originally published on June 12, 2012 8:18 am
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The secretary of Commerce, John Bryson, is taking a leave of absence to undergo medical tests. There's been speculation about his exact condition ever since the news that Bryson rear-ended two cars over the weekend here in suburban Los Angeles. L.A. police found him unconscious in his car. The White House said he suffered a seizure and in a statement that the president's thoughts are with Bryson. There was no word on how long the Commerce secretary's leave will be. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.