Former GOP Governor Brought to Hospital After Car Accident
(ConservativeHub.com) – A car crash in rural Mississippi has sent a former Republican governor to the hospital. Haley Barbour, who served as governor of Mississippi from 2004 to 2012, was in a single-vehicle accident, and a helicopter took him to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Authorities reported the accident occurred just outside Yazoo City, Mississippi, where Barbour lives. The 75-year-old said he swerved to avoid hitting a dog in the road, and his wheel went into the ditch, sending his SUV onto its side.
#BREAKINGNEWS: Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was airlifted to a Jackson hospital after an accident in Yazoo County. https://t.co/yTNMg9oO5K
— WJTV 12 News (@WJTV) October 27, 2022
Barbour has a long history of public service. He worked as Ronald Reagan’s White House political director from 1986 to 87. He also served as the chairman of the Republican National Committee for four years during the 1990s. When constituents elected Barbour governor in 2003, he became only the second Republican to hold the position in the post-Reconstruction era. During his time in office, he faced two major environmental disasters, Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Since leaving office, Barbour has returned to his lobbyist roots with BGR Group, a company he co-founded in 1991.
Barbour reportedly complained of hip and shoulder pain and sustained a head injury. Yazoo County Sheriff Jake Sheriff indicated that Barbour was expected to be all right, according to The Associated Press.
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