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Amber Alert

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Joe Biden's Wife Involved in Traffic Accident, Not Seriously Hurt

The wife of U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden was involved in a traffic accident on Interstate 95 on Tuesday, but no serious injuries were reported, authorities said. According to Delaware State Police, Jill Tracy Biden was driving a 2001 BMW southbound in the left lane when a tractor-trailer in the center lane moved into her lane and struck her vehicle.

Biden was taken to Christiana Hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries and released.

Alexander Snyder-Mackler, a spokesman for the senator, said he could not comment on family matters.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Duane Vanderbosh of Perryville, Md., was not injured. He was cited for careless driving.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

The accident happened about 9:45 a.m. just south of the Route 141 junction.

In December 1972, Biden's first wife, Neilia, and the couple's 18-month-old daughter, Naomi, were killed when the family's station wagon was hit by a tractor-trailer at an intersection. The accident, which left his sons Beau and Hunter seriously injured, happened just five weeks after Biden, then 29, was elected to the Senate.Source