UPDATE: Gov. Nixon involved in traffic accident

UPDATE: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been treated and released from a hospital after being involved in a traffic accident.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Nixon was a passenger in a Chevrolet Suburban driven by a patrol trooper that was rear-ended Friday morning in a three-vehicle accident. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 50 in Jefferson City, just a few blocks south of the Capitol.

Nixon spokeswoman Christy Bertelson said it was standard procedure for the governor to be evaluated at a hospital after an accident. The patrol said the trooper also was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Bertelson said Nixon was continuing with his schedule. He was to speak Friday at high schools in the northern Missouri community of Brashear and the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin.

The Highway Patrol report can be found at:

http://www.mshp.dps.mo.gov/HP68/AccidentDetailsAction?ACC_RPT_NUM=A111353F

PREVIOUSLY:

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been involved in a traffic accident.

The governor’s office said Nixon was taken to a Jefferson City hospital, where he was treated and released, after the vehicle in which he was riding was rear-ended Friday morning in Jefferson City.

Nixon’s office said the governor is continuing with his scheduled events for the day.

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