We’ll have to wait to see what the real story here is after an investigation into John Bryson’s recent incidents is completed. Here’s the story:
Commerce Secretary John Bryson said Monday he will take a medical leave of absence to undergo tests and evaluations after suffering a seizure during a succession of traffic accidents in San Gabriel and Rosemead.
Bryson informed President Barack Obama that he was taking a medical leave “so that I can focus all of my attention on resolving the health issues that arose over the weekend,” according to a statement released by the department. Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank will serve as acting commerce secretary in Bryson’s absence.
Bryson, 68, of San Marino, was treated Saturday at an undisclosed hospital after the crashes, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and San Gabriel Police Department said in a joint statement.
Neither the San Gabriel police nor the Sheriff’s Department would release a 9-1-1 audio call involving the crashes on Monday.
The accidents took place Saturday. The first occurred at 5:05 p.m. in the 500 block of South San Gabriel Boulevard near a railroad crossing, according to dispatch logs released by the San Gabriel Police Department.