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Rep. Schmidt Returns From Abroad After Feeling Injuries From Earlier Accident

Congresswoman Jean Schmidt of Ohio is back home because of injuries from last week's hit-skip accident.

Her office says the Republican representative was on her way to a weekend fact-finding visit to Afghanistan when severe pain caused her to pass out while landing at a U.S. Air Force Base in Germany.

A hospital examination then found she had two broken ribs and two fractured vertebrae that had not been detected earlier.

She subsequently flew back to Ohio and was resting at doctor's advice Monday in her suburban Cincinnati home. She had been struck by a car last week while on an early morning jog.

Schmidt is seeking re-election to her House seat against Democrat Victoria Wulsin.