Lawmaker says he broke hand, suffered concussion in wreck
BATON ROUGE - A lawmaker who had a car accident with the Louisiana Capitol's new security system said he's broken his hand and suffered a concussion in the wreck.
Rep. Paul Hollis, R-Covington, said his Audi A8 received considerable damage on the opening day of the regular legislative session when the security system engaged as he was exiting the parking lot. Two electronically-controlled pylons shot through the front of his car.
In a statement issued late Monday night, Hollis provided a medical update on his accident, after getting checked out by a doctor.
The new system was part of a $5 million security upgrade around the Capitol over the last year.
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