Senator Fetterman and Wife Hospitalized After Shocking Car Crash

After a car crash early Sunday morning, Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., and his wife Gisele were both hospitalized.

Maryland State Police reported that Sen. Fetterman was driving a Chevrolet Traverse at the time of the collision with a Chevrolet Impala. The accident occurred in northern Maryland near the border of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The Daily Mail reported that the accident occurred in Hancock, Md., just before 8 a.m. Sunday.

After the accident, both Fettermans went to War Memorial Hospital at Berkeley Springs in West Virginia. Sen. Fetterman received treatment for a bruised left shoulder.

The Democrat is a long-time sufferer of health issues, including a stroke in 2022 while running for Senate.


Since his stroke, Fetterman has suffered from hearing impairments. He needs a transcriber for his phone or tablet to understand his colleagues and reporters on Capitol Hill.

The Democrats’ Washington, D.C., desk has installed a closed-captioning system.

Sometimes, he has responded to reporters’ questions with half-sentences.

Authorities said the crash occurred on westbound Interstate 70, near Interstate 68.

According to an initial investigation, the Traverse hit the rear of the Impala for reasons unknown, according to a spokesperson from the Maryland State Police. “A passenger of the Traverse and the driver of the Impala were transported to War Memorial Hospital for treatment.” was informed of the incident by a spokesperson from Fetterman’s office.

“On Sunday morning, John and Gisele got into a car crash with another driver.”

Out of an abundance of caution, the patients were evaluated by a local hospital.

John was discharged from the hospital that afternoon after being treated for a swollen shoulder.

The spokesperson said that the couple was ‘doing very well’ and were ‘happy to be back’ at their home in Braddock, Pennsylvania.


The accident may have been caused by the senator’s mild cognitive impairment, which is still evident after a debilitating brain stroke that occurred in May 2022. It is unclear if he was cleared medically to drive, or if this contributed to the accident. The investigation into the accident “remains ongoing and active,” so no citations have been issued.

Sen. Fetterman made headlines for his staunch backing of Israel, and his call for Sen. Bob Menendez to resign after he was indicted by the federal government last year. He even went so far as to criticize the actions of his own party in trying to remove former Rep. George Santos, while Menendez was spared. Menendez had been accused of much more serious misconduct than Santos.

Fetterman said to the hosts of “The View,” in December, “Sen. Menendez needs to go.” “How can you let someone like Menendez remain in the Senate if you’re going to expel Santos?” Fetterman asked.