10/04/2014 06:06 pm ET Updated Oct 05, 2014

Congressman Ralph Hall Airlifted To Hospital After Car Crash


Representative Ralph Hall (R-Texas) was airlifted to the Medical Center of Plano following a car accident, but is expected to make a "full recovery," Roll Call confirmed with his office.

WFAA reported that Hall was a passenger in a vehicle that was hit by another vehicle. Hall sustained a hip injury and minor cuts and bruises. Neither driver in the crash was injured. The cause of the collision is under investigation, according to KXII.

He was in serious condition when being airlifted to the hospital, but has been upgraded to stable condition. He was reportedly "conscious and joking" with paramedics while being taken to the hospital.

Hall is the oldest-ever member of the House of Representatives, at 91. In May, he was defeated by U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe, a fellow Republican, in a runoff election after failing to garner 50 percent of the vote in a primary. His current and final term is his 17th in Congress.



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