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. Canaman

    When is this guy gonna "come out"? The Republican party seems to be rearing many of 'em secretly.

    January 8, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  2. bri

    haha you all say: "who cares?" and gripe that its not "news worthy"...you all read it didnt you? so i'd say that CNN is doing an excellent job (which is to report on stories the people will read)..its their readers that go after the stupid news stories. myself included obviously. so if you want more interesting stories..stop reading these!!!

    January 8, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  3. jeff jackson, alabama

    Near as I can figure you leaked this
    explosive story to get the jump on
    Fox.ABC,NBC, and CBS.
    Once again CNN is first on the scene
    and leading the way in BREAKING

    January 8, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  4. the middle

    I see that Obama= has his talking points memorized.... From Cheney's brain to your mouth....

    January 8, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  5. Bob of Lompoc

    Is this guy old enough to be out without his Mommy?

    January 8, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  6. the middle

    he looks very Bob Barker-esque while holding his mike.....

    January 8, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  7. Len in Washington

    Come on, CNN, are you for real?

    It's bad enough that TMZ mentioned this but then you REPEAT IT!!!!

    What about the thousands of other "fender benders" that have taken place over the last few days? GOOD GRIEF!!!!!

    January 8, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  8. the middle

    and the winner is......

    January 8, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  9. ray

    this obstructionist should have died.

    January 8, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  10. all the news that's fit to omit

    Funny, we get the usual Palin blogs that last forever........ no mention of C-SPAN President taking Obambi and company to task for NOT following through on ANY of their Healthcare LIES errr, promises.

    Orzag has a baby out of wedlock, while she was pregnant he DUMPED her and he get's engaged to someone ELSE in January, hmmmmm, if this was a Palin CHILD who had NO connections to politics would the networks have wall to wall coverage????

    You Betcha, they and you trolls attacked a young girl who HAPPENED to be the daughter of a politician while an ACTUAL high up POLITICIAN does far worse and we get.........., Republican fender benders instead of that story.

    See you sheep soon, and vote early and often for Scott Brown.

    January 8, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  11. Chuck Anaheim, Ca

    Much like fox noise these days CNN, no real news, just report on what some right winger is up to. Thats why I Stopped watching you after 25 years. Now all you need to proclaim is that you are"fair and balance" too. That used to be a true statement about your orginization ya know.

    January 8, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  12. Larry

    And this is news because........

    January 8, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  13. Politics In Washington??

    And you call yourself a news network? Even CNN management should be embarrassed but you are to far gone to be such.

    January 8, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  14. Vern

    My goodness!!!! I guess there isn't any real news out there to report so CNN desides to waste time reporting this mess!??? COME ON!!

    January 8, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  15. mjm

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

    If you bothered to look him up you would find he is one on the most accomplished Reps in the House. He was the Peoria Public Schools school board at the age of 19 among other things. He is the deputy minority whip....at age 23.

    He's way more accomplished than the community organizer in chief.

    January 8, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  16. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Thats young kids for ya just dont know when to turn down the boom box and pay attention.

    January 8, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  17. Kevin

    Are they gonna take away his learner's permit?

    January 8, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  18. Marco V

    I am sure he has great medical insurance paid by tax payers. Why can't we have the same plans. Blame the republicans!!!

    January 8, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  19. too bad

    Too bad the Republicans are placing their hopes yet again on someone who's gay.

    January 8, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  20. Jill

    I think they needed work to keep the intern busy...this was a story the intern was able to handle.

    January 8, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  21. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    You know I read all of these comments and I come to the conclusion that none of you guys stoped for a second to think that this guy may be your futhure president or governer just food for thought .

    January 8, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  22. EJR

    Do you think the headline would have been the same if he was a democrat? It probably would have read "GOPs Failure to Address Global Warming Causes Major Accident for Democratic Congressman"

    January 8, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  23. Keith in Austin

    On another subject, The Liberal Media is smart to report stories on Sarah Palin. Nothing wakes up a left-wing creep like Sarah!

    I find it remarkable how so many liberals constantly share their elitist views on how dumb she is. Meanwhile, Sarah is making millions in book deals and speaking engagements while Larry the Liberal Lummox is sitting on his derierre at home eating free Government cheese and collecting wellfare checks! Speaks volumns!!

    January 8, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    "ya'll be a bunch of dorks"

    Thank you for that valuable, intriguing and vastly amusing contribution Fake Sniffit. Please go post something similar as Sniffit in one of the articles requiring you to log in and show the world that it's really me...and not just some pantwetter conservative who thinks copying me is an effective way to make people think I've said something stupid. Loser.

    January 8, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  25. maineman

    CNN needs to change its name to OPN (OBAMA LOVER NETWORK)

    January 8, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
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