Barry Loudermilk is a spiritual man — and perhaps more so in light of three close calls since last June.
The congressman, who represents Bartow, Cherokee and parts of Fulton and Cobb counties, had yet another incident on Wednesday. He and his wife, Desiree, were on a train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat in Virginia. The train hit a garbage truck, killing one and injuring another. No members of Congress were hurt.
Loudermilk’s Tweets from Wednesday afternoon:
“On the way to the Congressional Republican Annual Retreat, the train carrying members of Congress, spouses and staff collided with a large truck. My wife and I are fine but our hearts and our prayers are with those injured, and their families”
“Thank you for your thoughts and prayers today. Desiree and I thank God again for His divine protection. Praying for the victims and their families.”
“We are so thankful for the first responders and local law enforcement for their professionalism and quick reaction today. Also thankful for the congressmen who are doctors being first to help, as they literally pried open the doors and jumped off the train to assist those injured.”
Loudermilk’s other recent brushes with fate:
- In September, Barry and Desire Loudermilk escaped injury following a serious car accident in Knoxville as they made the commute from Bartow County to Washington, D.C.
- In June, Loudermilk was other other lawmakers practice for an upcoming baseball game when a gunman opened fire, critically injuring Congressman Steve Scalise before the shooter was stopped.