Louis Freeh, the FBI director from 1993 to 2001, was transported to the hospital with a broken leg from a one-car crash in Vermont, law enforcement officials said.
Mr. Freeh, 64, was described as having significant injuries and was taken into surgery, The New York Times reported.
The wreck took place Monday afternoon in Barnard in eastern Vermont, State Police reported. He drove his 2010 GMC Yukon off the road and into a mailbox, shrubs and a tree before coming to a stop, police said, The New York Times reported.
He was wearing his seatbelt and was driving alone. Nobody else was injured, police said.
Mr. Freeh was transported by helicopter to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
"The thoughts and prayers of the entire FBI remain with former director Freeh and his family," said James Comey, the current director, The New York Times reported.
Mr. Freeh has worked as a lawyer since leaving the federal post.
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