By Shawn Rice
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi being seriously injured in a drunk driving collision is fake news. There is no truth to a report that Pelosi was involved in a collision with a bus in Los Angeles. Pelosi is a Democratic representative from San Francisco.
Where did this fake news originate? OurLandOfTheFree.com posted the story on Aug. 7, 2017, falsely reporting that Pelosi was involved in a serious car accident with a city bus in Los Angeles:
Democrat Senator Nancy Pelosi was involved in a car crash yesterday in her home state of California after a town hall event where she once again accused Donald Trump of “colluding with Russia.”
According to the West Los Angeles Police Department, wine was served at the event and Pelosi…well, she’s Nancy Pelosi so she drank a ridiculous amount of it.
Sgt. Bruce Bahner says that Pelosi’s driver was sick so she decided to drive herself back to her 3.8 million dollar mansion, but with a blood alcohol content of 1.3 she didn’t get very far before she randomly accelerated, went off the road, and slammed into the side of a city bus. Pelosi was not wearing a seatbelt and flew through the windshield, slamming her head into the side of the bus. She is currently in intensive care at St. Myrtle’s Regional Hospital.
However, there is no truth to the above story, according to Snopes. The fake news item also names a fictional police department; however, there is no West Los Angeles Police Department as West L.A. is a part of the city of Los Angeles, and it is serviced by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Here is an example of someone sharing the fake news on social media.
Nancy Pelosi In Critical Condition Pelosi kills 3 in drunk driving incident. https://t.co/Yk80flkcwR
— JaneFondle (@FondleJane) August 10, 2017
OurLandOfTheFree.com’s story also falsely claims Pelosi’s relatives told cable network MSNBC that she was “slipping in and out of consciousness.” However, there is no MSNBC report to this effect, or any other. Rather, these claims about Pelosi’s car accident are false.
Pelosi had also tweeted out earlier in the day.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 11, 2017
A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi represents California’s 12th congressional district, which consists of four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco. The district was numbered as the 5th during her first three terms in the House, and as the 8th from 1993 to 2013. She served as the House Minority Whip from 2002 to 2003, and was House Minority Leader from 2003 to 2007, holding the post during the 108th and 109th Congresses alongside President George W. Bush. Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian, and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress. After the Democrats took control of the House in 2007 and increased their majority in 2009, Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House for the 110th Go to the full article.
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