UPDATE: This story was updated at 8:20 p.m.
Patrice Tierney, the wife of Congressman John Tierney (D-6th District) was injured this morning when she was involved in a car accident in Danvers.
Danvers Police Capt. Pat Ambrose said Patrice Tierney was taken to Beverly Hospital after the 8:21 a.m. crash.
Congressman Tierney was spotted by reporters just past noon on Tuesday, helping his wife to a waiting car after she had been treated for injuries at Beverly Hospital, according to an article published on bostonherald.com.
One other person was taken to the Leahey Clinic in Peabody after the crash and both of the cars involved were towed away, Ambrose said. He said a full report on the cash was not complete and would not be complete until Wednesday. He said he did not have many more details to release.
"Her car was rear-ended at Centre and Hobart streets this morning," Ambrose said.
Ambrose said he did not have information about the name of the other driver, the type of cars involved or whether any tickets or charges would be issued in connection to the crash.
"It appears that having her seat belt on prevented her injuries from being far more serious. She and Congressman Tierney thank all who expressed their concern during the last few hours and appreciate the continued thoughts and prayers from friends, family and supporters,” said Matt Robison, Tierney's campaign manager. “We are reviewing the Congressman's schedule for the next couple of days and will adjust it accordingly so that he can care for his wife.”
Congressman Tierney is engaged in a tight battle for re-election against GOP challenger Richard Tisei. The Tierney campaign has been dogged by allegations that he knew more than he has told regarding an illegal gambling operation involving his wife, her brother and other family members.