Skip to comments.Commerce Secretary John Bryson, accused of hit-and-run, takes medical leave
Posted on 06/12/2012 8:02:01 AM PDT by libstripper
Commerce Secretary John Bryson said Monday night that he is taking an indefinite leave of absence to deal with health problems, after officials said the Cabinet member had a seizure while driving Saturday and was involved in three traffic collisions.
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Studies suggest that about 8 percent of Americans will have a single seizure in their lifetimes. Often the cause is never known.
Those "abnormal electrical discharges" can be caused by a brain tumor, as with Teddy Kennedy and Robert Novak. Hence, I will withhold judgment until we know more.
In some cases, a partial complex seizure can leave a person able to perform simple, familiar activities but not more complex ones. The cause is abnormal electrical discharges occurring in one part of the brain but not others.
Patients may continue driving, just not very well, said Gregory L. Krauss, a neurologist and epilepsy specialist at Johns Hopkins University. They dont have normal awareness. They might be able to turn a bit but not do complex avoidance maneuvers.,p>
Such seizures can last for four or five minutes. Some also become generalized, affecting the entire brain and leading to unconsciousness. Even if that doesnt happen, people are generally confused for up to an hour afterward.
If they tested him and he wasn’t drunk, I would give him the benefit of the doubt. He doesn’t have any history of bad driving, as far as I can tell, and he had no reason to flee the scene of a fender bender.
Do seizures compel one to leave the scene of an accident? Or does getting caught with DUI provide the motive to leave?
The old duck and dodge trick.
The hounds are closing in:
The accusation is that he left the scene...that is not caused by a seizure.
That’s how I thing and this is ominously like what happened to Bob Novak. Hence, the benefit of the doubt. If anyone here thinks I’m a stealth Obamunist, just read all my other posts about the Illegal.
Does this mean he plans on retiring with disability pension payments?
I have had hundreds of petit mal seizures and at least one grand mal. The partial seizures can be deceptive to onlookers, and to those unfamiliar with them can assume they are something else.
Maybe he was texting while inhaling Nitrous for all I know.
I’m concerned because this pompous ass LIB was driving an AUDI!!!!!!!! Shouldn’t the fool be driving an American union-made Volt (Dolt)???? How disgusting. How damaging to0 the environment!
I’m concerned because this pompous ass LIB was driving an AUDI!!!!!!!! Shouldn’t the fool be driving an American union-made Volt (Dolt)???? How disgusting. How damaging to the environment!
Good point. But the "seizure" excuse was used so quickly in the Bryson incident that I'm skeptical.
When Novak had his accident, I think it took several days, at least, for news to emerge that doctors had found a brain tumor.
So I tend toward the opinion that Bryson and Obama's handlers are just making up the "seizure" out of thin air.
The Obamaites know the importance of implanting a fake story with the MSM. The know that most of the public will continue to believe the initial lie, even when that story is later disproved.
It isn’t just the cause of the accident, it’s the hit and run factor for multiple collisions.
He evaded questioning.
I have had seizures which seemed like a kind of psychosis. I could do things, and was awake, but my thinking was very disordered.
I was hoping someone with direct experience would post!
When I first heard this story, I was thinking petit mal seizure was in the realm of possibility.
However Bryson apparently has no history of any kind of seizures, petit mal or grand mal.
Sure, it could've been a "first" seizure -- but how would anyone have been able to determine that so quickly? Like, immediately after the accident? Seems to me it would take several days of medical testing to even suggest that a petit mal was a possibility. (And if it had been grand mal, Bryson wouldn't have been in any condition to drive off and hit someone else.)
If it turns out that Bryson did in fact have a history of petit mal seizures, wouldn't that condition have to be noted on his driver's license?
Was Farrah Fawcett in the car?
I'm surprised they haven't (yet) tried to blame Audi, what with the "unintended accelleration" witch-hunt of years past, and all that.
AUDI = Accelerates Under Demonic Influence
Seizures invariably cause memory loss. It is called the postictal state. He may not have even remembered that he was in an accident.
I am going through this with a family member now. It is very painful to see an otherwise competent highly intelligent person being in such a condition. Thank God it passes unlike altzheimers.