Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been treated and released from a hospital after being involved in a traffic accident.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Nixon was a passenger in a Chevrolet Suburban driven by a patrol trooper that was rear-ended Friday morning in a three-vehicle accident. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 50 in Jefferson City, just a few blocks south of the Capitol.
Following the accident, the Associated Press reports that Nixon remarked that while in Adair
County, Nixon told the Kirksville Daily Express: "My neck's a little sore."
Nixon spokeswoman Christy Bertelson said it was standard procedure for the governor to be evaluated at a hospital after an accident. The patrol said the trooper also was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.