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Lawmaker says he broke hand, suffered concussion in wreck

2 years 6 months 4 days ago Tuesday, April 14 2015 Apr 14, 2015 April 14, 2015 3:35 PM April 14, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

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.

IMAGE: Bill Feig / Advocate

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