A Georgia congressman and his wife are giving God the credit for saving their lives after suffering a horrific car crash on Tuesday. They were on their way back to Washington, D.C. after their trip to aid in the Hurricane Irma disaster response.
Republican Rep. Barry Loudermilk and his wife were driving on Interstate 50 near Knoxville, Tenn. when someone rear-ended them, according to the Washington Examiner. What happened next could have easily taken their lives.
Loudermilk’s office reported that “their vehicle was struck from behind by a second vehicle, causing their vehicle to leave the road and flip multiple times, coming to rest on the passenger side.”
Miraculously, they survived without serious injury.
"Both the Congressman and Mrs. Loudermilk were transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries where they were treated and released," Loudermilk’s office reported. "The Loudermilk's immediately acknowledged God's hand in protecting them from serious injury, and they would appreciate your thoughts and prayers as they recover."
Politico pointed out that this was Loudermilk’s second brush with death this year. In June, Loudermilk was in close proximity to Steve Scalise when the House majority whip was gunned down at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Scalise, who was released from the hospital in late July, wrote a message to the Loudermilks on Twitter.
Fellow Georgia congressman Jody Hice, a Southern Baptist preacher, publicly prayed for the couple’s recovery as well.
Please join them in praying for the Loudermilks! Meanwhile, Sen. John McCain’s office has just released an update on his health.