Sunday, March 11, 2012

Former Florida Congressman Alan Grayson Crashes Mercedes into Orlando Bus While on His Way to Campaign Fundraiser

Alan Grayson- the boorish lawyer and former Florida Congressman who became a media darling for giving speeches on the floor of the House of Representatives about how Republicans wanted people to die- crashed his Mercedes-Benz into a municipal bus in Orlando after running a red light while on his way to a fundraiser.
The crash took place on Saturday afternoon in Orlando and two bus passengers were taken to the hospital after complaining of minor injuries.

Grayson was traveling to an upscale fundraising event for his Congressional campaign.
Authorities with the Orlando Police Department said the crash happened at Orange Avenue and Livingston Street.

Investigators said Grayson was driving a Mercedes, when he ran a red light and hit the bus.

A news release for Grayson’s campaign event stated it was scheduled from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the penthouse of some local Democrats in The Vue, a high-rise condominium near Lake Eola.

The Orlando Police Department website stated the time of the call to the incident was 12:08 p.m. The Orlando Fire Department dispatched the call at 12:06 p.m.

Featured guests included noted environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and actress Cheryl Hines. The suggested contribution for those attending was $1,000
Grayson served one term as Representative from Florida's 8th District before losing to Republican challenger Daniel Webster during the 2010 midterms. For 2012, Grayson is said to be running in one of the newly-reconstituted Democrat districts in the Orlando area.

Florida received two new Congressional districts after the 2010 Census. The new districts recieved approval from the Florida state Legislature at the end of January.

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