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Ralph Hall Hospitalized After Car Accident in Texas

Hall, right, is the oldest member of Congress. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated, 7:13 p.m. | Texas Rep. Ralph M. Hall was hospitalized Saturday following a car accident but is expected to make "a full recovery," according to his office.  

Hall staffers told reporters in an email Saturday night that the Republican congressman "was conscious and joking with paramedics" as he was transported via helicopter to Medical Center of Plano.  

The statement included details about the accident, which happened on Highway 121 just south if Bonham. Hall's office said a car turned in front of his vehicle with a close friend at the wheel. "The drivers of both vehicles were not hurt. Congressman Hall suffered a hip injury and minor cuts and bruises but is expected to make a full recovery," the statement read.  

   

A hospital spokesperson told the NBC affiliate the Republican congressman is in "stable condition" without giving further detail. News 12 KXII reported  the crash happened around 2:50 p.m. and is under investigation.  

WFAA reported  that photos from the scene "along a rural highway" showed a gray Ford SUV and a red sedan.  

Hall, 91, is the oldest member of Congress. The World War II veteran was defeated in a Republican primary earlier this year , so he has been preparing to leave office after 17 terms.  

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