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. Frank

    And this is news because...

    January 8, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  2. linda

    Is this really newsworthy?

    January 8, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  3. Dex, Houston TX

    A Republican with a sense of humor...are you sure Schock is a Republican?

    January 8, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  4. RW, Minneapolis, MN

    Why is this a story? Anyone who thinks it is has clearly not driven on ice covered roads. Come visit us in MN and see if you remain accident/spin-out free...

    January 8, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  5. MT

    This would never happen to a Democrat, THEY ALL HAVE A CAR SERVICES

    Democrat dumpster divers pulling the Gay card – Really? How about your spokes "BUDDY" Barney Frank who has been sleeping with the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac CEO for a decade?

    When you crybaby Dumpster diving Liberals figure out how to run anything but your mouths maybe I'll listen but then again I have WORK to do

    January 8, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  6. Patrick

    I cannot believe this is considered news. Ridiculous.

    January 8, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |

    Where's the proof he wasn't drunk? Where's the proof he has a valid driver's license? Where's the proof he's a citizen?

    January 8, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  8. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    You Guys out there all have a proublem right now its not all about being republicans or democrats right now the elections over its all about being United Americans God save our country from our selves.

    January 8, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  9. if you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Hey right wingnuts, this is a true story! That is why you will never find real journalists on Fox news. You need comedy writers to come up with the untrue crap from Fox lies.

    January 8, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  10. Enrique Vasquez

    So I'm guessing I'm the only one that thought he was hot...haha...

    Republican or Democrat, a 28 year old that can make things happen has to have something going for themself. I don't know enough about him, or his constituents. Nonetheless, I do believe in the power of making things happen, and even though just by reading a few things of him, I personaly believe that although he is getting things done, there is still alot this young man has to learn. I advise listening to all and not just some. I am a firm beliver that good has no party.

    January 8, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  11. Dave

    Not a fan of the guy, but I'm glad he wasn't hurt.

    January 8, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  12. John R. Carlisle

    I heard a story that he was a known bad driver.

    John R. Carlisle

    January 8, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  13. Jon Wilhelm

    his "joke" was awful.

    January 8, 2010 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  14. mjm

    January 8th, 2010 4:15 pm ET

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

    You can. It's called BCBS. Reps pay for it just like everyone else. It comes out of their pay check just like everyone else. It just so happens that his company is the US gov. It is still money that he earned and he chose to use his money to buy health insurance.

    You want health insurance? Get a job and buy it yourself.

    January 8, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  15. Joseph Buttacavli

    only a republican is tough enough to walk away from that, and democrats use drivers who don't wear seatbelts. ain't that right corzine.

    January 8, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  16. joe kiloz

    NEWS ITEM--Los Angeles, CA-CNN Producer Alexander Maniac will be doing hard core journalism. His next assignment is reporting on the many colors of paper used in news conferences, and the correlation to CNN ratings.......

    January 8, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  17. S Callahan God help America!

    I am glad you were not hurt...but that was cruel to tap on Tiger...leave the man alone and let him find his way in this rude world. Tiger give it to Jesus, he'll help you.

    January 8, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  18. DJ

    Fox will say it was Obamas fault.

    January 8, 2010 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  19. No Incumbents 2010

    Mr. Playboy plays bumper cars on the ice en route to yet another social event. Taxpayer dollars at work.

    January 8, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  20. not alone

    And why is this even on the polical ticker? not even bothering reading...get some news

    January 8, 2010 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  21. Doug

    Sounds to me like he hit his head, no texting while driving would protect your constituents.

    January 8, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  22. Chris - Denver

    He will recover from this incident professionally, but recovering spiritually depends on his faith. Only if he decides to worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster will he get the devensive driving skills he needs. Christianity lacks the ability to steer out of a skid.

    January 8, 2010 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  23. Ridgeway

    Now this is what I call news. I was worried about the wars, economy, etc. Fiddle faddle. Trite. This is news.

    January 8, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  24. The Most Important Story of Day Isn't Terrorism, Health Care or Afghanistan it's

    A non-injury fender-bender involving a first term congressman who happens to be attractive.

    CNN: "We Just Need to Be More Like TMZ"

    January 8, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  25. Don

    He must be a Republican, because if he were a democrat, he would have been liquored up, with some babe, and ended up in a river. Oh, and then not report it until the next day.

    January 8, 2010 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
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