AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Lawmakers say Democratic state Rep. Rene Oliveira has been hospitalized following a car accident.
Rep. Charlie Geren on Thursday announced on the House floor that Oliveira totaled his car and was taken to an Austin hospital. Geren said the 58-year-old Oliveira is believed to be OK but did not have more information.
Oliveira has represented his Brownsville district since 1991 and is chairman of the House Committee on Business and Industry.
He is the second Texas House member involved in a recent car accident. El Paso Democrat Rep. Naomi Gonzalez was arrested on drunk driving charges last week after an early morning accident near downtown.