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GOP Rep. Dowling in ‘serious but stable condition’ after car accident

By: - October 7, 2021 6:03 pm

State Rep. Matt Dowling, R-Fayette, at a 2018 even with current House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff. (House GOP photo)

A western Pennsylvania Republican state representative is in “serious but stable” condition, according to a caucus spokesperson, after getting into a car accident on Wednesday night.

State Rep. Matt Dowling, a third term state representative from Fayette County, was in the accident on his way to a caucus political event, House Republican spokesperson Jason Gottesman told the Capital-Star.

After the accident, Dowling was taken to Lancaster General Hospital and treated for significant trauma, Gottesman said in a statement.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Dowling, his wife and two young sons as he and they deal with his injuries,” he added.


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Stephen Caruso
Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso is a former senior reporter with Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Before working with the Capital-Star he covered Pennsylvania state government for The PLS Reporter.