Mitt Romney's son helps family of four after SUV crash

SALT LAKE CITY Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:07pm EST

Ann Romney, wife of U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and their son Josh arrive to hear Mitt Romney deliver foreign policy remarks at the University of Warsaw, July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Ann Romney, wife of U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and their son Josh arrive to hear Mitt Romney deliver foreign policy remarks at the University of Warsaw, July 31, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

Related Topics

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Josh Romney, the son of 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, took to Twitter on Friday to share his role in helping a family whose SUV had crashed into a house in a Salt Lake City suburb.

Romney, 38, tweeted a smiling photo of himself standing at the door of the vehicle following the accident on Thursday evening in Holladay.

The occupants of the sport utility vehicle - a couple and their two teenage children - were treated by paramedics for minor injuries, said Salt Lake City Unified Police Department spokesman Lieutenant Justin Hoyal.

Romney was driving home after Thanksgiving dinner and had stopped at an intersection when the SUV shot past his car at "highway speed" and careened into the kitchen of a house across the street, he said in a statement.

He opened the door on the driver's side and helped each occupant out, Romney said in his statement.

"What I did to help the people involved in the accident is what anyone else would do who witnessed such a potentially dangerous situation," said Romney.

Investigators believe the driver of the SUV may have had a medical problem while behind the wheel, Hoyal said.

A man in the basement of the house was unhurt, said Hoyal. Police offered no other details about aid provided by Josh Romney at the scene.

Romney, one of the former Massachusetts governor's five sons, campaigned for his father during his failed 2012 run for the White House.

(Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis; editing by Gunna Dickson)

FILED UNDER:
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Comments (1)
WhyMeLord wrote:
Never let it be said that a Romney couldn’t make the best of a bad situation, even if they had to create one. Always seeking the public eye, they still think the average American cares what they do.
Well, I for one, don’t give a hoot what they do, how many houses they have, how many cars they own, or what they had to eat today.
There’s real news going on out there, and it’s high time the media got wind of that, and try a little harder to find out what it is.

Nov 29, 2013 5:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.