nixon jay 2 Gov. Nixon in car accident

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says his neck is a little sore after he was involved in a traffic accident in the capital city.

Nixon was treated and released Friday from a hospital after the Highway Patrol car in which he was riding was rear-ended in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 50, just a few blocks from the Capitol.

A patrol report says the governor was not wearing a seat belt.

Nixon continued with his regular schedule Friday. While in Adair County, Nixon told the Kirksville Daily Express:  “My neck’s a little sore.”

The patrol says a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Donald Potter, of Holts Summit, struck another vehicle, which hit the patrol’s 2007 Ford Crown Victoria.

The patrol originally had said Nixon was in a Chevrolet Suburban.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press)


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