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Commerce Secretary Bryson: Latest developments on L.A. Now Live

June 11, 2012 |  8:00 am

Times reporters Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather will join City Editor Shelby Grad for a discussion about the latest developments in the two weekend hit-and-run crashes involving U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson.

The chat is scheduled for 9 a.m. and questions can be submitted live.

U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson suffered a seizure in connection with two hit-and-run crashes Saturday in the San Gabriel Valley, an agency spokeswoman said Monday.

Department spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman confirmed the information to The Times on Monday morning.

"He was taken to the hospital for examination and remained overnight for observation. He was released and has returned to Washington. The investigation is ongoing. Secretary Bryson has no public events scheduled for today," Department spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman said in a statement.

Bryson, 68, had no security detail with him during the crashes because he was driving his own vehicle on personal time, sources said.

Bryson was chairman of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, for 18 years until 2008. He was sworn in by President Obama as the head of the Commerce Department in October.