May 4, 2006

Ted Kennedy’s son in car accident

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, son of
Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, said on Thursday he was
involved in a car crash on Capitol Hill in which he was not

"I was involved in a traffic incident last night" near the
U.S. Capitol, Kennedy said in a statement. "I consumed no
alcohol prior to the incident," he added.

Spokeswoman Robin Costello said Kennedy was not injured.

In a statement on its Web site, the U.S. Capitol Police
said it was investigating a traffic accident, but it gave no
other details. A Capitol police spokesman was not available for
further comment.

Kennedy said he would cooperate with "whatever
investigation they choose to undertake."

Kennedy, 38, is a member of a political dynasty arguably as
famous for its achievements as its tragedies and troubled
private lives. Patrick Kennedy himself went through drug
treatment before starting college, according to the Almanac of
American Politics.

Kennedy, who represents Rhode Island, was at work on
Thursday and voted in all three House votes.