Wednesday May 23, 2012

WILLIAMSBURG (AP) -- U.S. Rep. John Olver says he was not hurt when he was involved in a single-vehicle car crash.

The Massachusetts Democrat says he was driving alone to a meeting at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield on Tuesday morning when his car went off Route 9 in Williamsburg, over an embankment and into a stream.

He tells The Daily Hampshire Gazette he had planned on passing another vehicle in a legal passing zone when he changed his mind because of an oncoming vehicle and lost control.

His car was towed to a body shop.

Firefighters responded but Olver signed a release saying he refused medical treatment.

The 75-year-old Olver has announced that he will not run for re-election so he can take care of his sick wife.


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