Councilman Marion Barry, the former mayor of D.C., was spotted driving the wrong way down Pennsylvania Avenue before colliding with another car, MyFoxDC reported.
According to a spokesperson, Barry had a hypoglycemic attack as a result of his diabetes, and was taken to a local hospital. The spokesperson said he did not black out before the accident.
Just after 11:30 p.m., Barry tweeted, "Just want to let everyone know that I'm fine. I had a hypoglycemic attack (low sugar) & had a minor fender bender. Everyone is ok. :)." A short time later, he tweeted, "Thank you everyone for the calls and well-wishes. I thank God for his grace, @HowardU, @dcfireems, family and friends. Much love, MB."
Barry struggled with addiction while serving as mayor and served six months in prison after he was videotaped smoking crack cocaine.
The accident was the second recent driving mishap for the Barry family.
Marion Barry’s only son was arrested last week after he was caught driving on a revoked license.
Christopher Barry, 34, has had several recent brushes with the law, including an arrest in May near the White House for driving under the influence of drugs. His license had already been revoked, and he was ordered not to drive until further notice.
Court documents show he was caught driving again on Wednesday and arrested. The documents show he was also in possession of synthetic marijuana.
On Thursday, D.C. Superior Court Judge Karen Howze ordered Christopher Barry jailed until a hearing on Aug. 7.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.