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Republican Wounded in Gun/Bike Accident

July 31, 2008

Can’t wait to hear how Lars Larson will cover this:

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon state senator has been hospitalized with an accidental gunshot wound in the knee.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports that Republican Jason Atkinson, 37, was hit while repairing a friend’s bicycle Tuesday.

Central Point police say a .38-caliber derringer was in a bag attached to the bike, and it fired when Atkinson dropped the bag.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Senator Atkinson and his family, and we know he is in the best of care at the Medford Providence Medical Center , where he is currently listed in serious condition,” said State Sen. Ted Ferrioli, R-John Day.

Not to make light of the plight of Mr. Atkinson, who I hope will recover, but it’s so damn ironic.

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One comment

  1. Cool. It took almost a day to find this info. Thanks, great job. 🙂



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