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      Former D.C. Mayor and now Councilman Marion Barry treated at hospital after car crash

      Marion Barry. (file photo)

      WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Former D.C. Mayor and now Councilman Marion Barry was treated overnight at Howard University Hospital after being involved in a head-on car crash on Saturday night.

      Barry tweeted from the hospital about 11:45 p.m. that he was "fine" and described the wreck he had been in as a "fender bender."

      Barry tweeted Sunday afternoon that he was back home and resting.

      The accident occurred about 9 p.m. near Pennsylvania Avenue SE and 30th Street.

      Spokespeople for both police and Barry confirmed to ABC7 News that he was driving the wrong direction along a one-way stretch when he hit another car.

      On Twitter, Barry - a known diabetic - said he was taken to the hospital after suffering a "hypoglycemic attack" that left him disoriented due to a low blood sugar level. The driver of the other car was reported to be okay following the crash.

       

      Thank you everyone for the calls and well-wishes. I thank God for his grace, @HowardU, @dcfireems, family and friends. Much love, MB

      — Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) August 3, 2014

      There's no place like home! I'm out of the hospital and home resting. Thank you for all of your prayers and concern.

      — Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) August 3, 2014