January 8th, 2010
04:01 PM ET
13 years ago

Rep. Schock gets in 'fender-bender'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/04/art.schockrnc0204.gi.jpg caption="Schock collided with another vehicle on an icy road, his spokesman said."](CNN) - Rep. Aaron Schock fell victim to the six inches of snow that fell on Peoria, Illinois Thursday afternoon, getting into what his office is describing as a "minor fender-bender" on his way to an event.

According to spokesman David Natonski, Schock skidded on an icy road and collided with another vehicle. No injuries resulted and Schock even made his event on time.

News of the accident broke on the celebrity Web site TMZ, which noted the youngest member of Congress's abs "remained unscathed"

Schock himself made light of the TMZ coverage on his Twitter account Friday - while taking a dig at embattled golfer Tiger Woods.

"Glad tmz is reporting on a car accident that doesn't involve fire hydrants or golf clubs and I'm glad no one was hurt," tweeted Schock.

Filed under: Aaron Schock
soundoff (80 Responses)
  1. ender

    Who cares?

    January 8, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  2. Jeff

    is this guy cnn's golden boy or what?

    January 8, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  3. Illinoistom

    Real journalists are investigating Geithner steering billions of AIG bailout dollars to his buddies at Goldman Sachs, yet CNN would rather run stories like this. Shame on you.

    January 8, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  4. Keith in Austin

    Why is this anything remotely newsworthy?

    January 8, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Is this news......how many of our soldiers were killed this week...? FU

    January 8, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. Obama=Trickle up poverty

    Big news story............CNN trying to bury the dismal unemployment report and the fact that the underpants bomber is lawyered up and pleading not guilty??

    January 8, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  7. Dennis

    Since Rep. Shock has come out in favor of any means possible to extract information from terrorists, I suggest we waterboard him to find out what he was up to.

    January 8, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  8. Pamela

    Geez CNN, you really want people to weight in on someones car accident? Is this a slow new day or what?

    January 8, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  9. Jane/Seattle

    Now this has got to be the biggest news of a slow Friday! Welcome to the world of normal driving. In my state I must navigate I-405 daily! Even without snow this road is the Highway to/from Hell!

    January 8, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  10. Ray Jackson, Ms

    So other than being the youngest member of Congress and having supposedly news worth abs what has this guy ever done while in office?

    January 8, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  11. AG

    Thank you for sharing this VERY important "NEWS". I'm glad I now know this!!!! How STUPID!

    January 8, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  12. Anonymous



    January 8, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  13. Brian - Seattle

    I'm so glad I know this now. What would I do without such excellent reporting?

    January 8, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  14. Bob (Illinois)

    Now THIS is some REALLY SERIOUS news!

    Come on, CNN, stop posting all this stupid fluff!

    January 8, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  15. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I hope he didn't hurt his pinkie, that would really be the big story of the day.

    January 8, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  16. Justen

    News at it's finest.

    I'm sure the libs will find some way to throw their hate at this guy though.

    January 8, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  17. obama the liar

    what has this to do with 'bama spending another $5 billion today?

    January 8, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  18. WIL

    Typical republican blame someone else for your SLIP UP.

    January 8, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  19. stephensonbillings

    Did he refuse a breathalzyer?

    January 8, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  20. Frank

    What a slimy way to deflect your problems by trying to put Tiger Woods in front of you. Coward!

    January 8, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  21. MatthewDetroit

    7 CIA members were killed and the press HARDLY mentioned it...

    Some idiot gets in a car accident and it is news.

    Who CARES CNN... Start covering the real news....

    Like ALL THE DAMAGE that barack obama is causing.
    All the crap that he is spending money on.
    All the waste.
    All the dirty politics in the health care bill..

    January 8, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  22. bob

    i'm still waiting to see ONE story on this guy that doesn't mention his abs. Just one. I can't tell the difference between CNN and US Weekly anymore.

    January 8, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  23. LacrosseMom(stuck in moderation)

    Was he drunk?

    January 8, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    but if it were a democRAT......ya'll would be like

    "glad everyone is ok"

    ya'll be a bunch of dorks............remember you clicked on the link to read the story,,,CNN is not to blame

    January 8, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  25. FastEddie626

    Hope they did a DUI and drug test on the scene

    January 8, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
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