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Del. Joseph F. Vallario Jr. (D-Calvert, Prince George’s) of Upper Marlboro was released from Prince George’s Hospital Center on Saturday morning after suffering minor injuries in a three-car crash in Brandywine, police said.

Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a Prince George’s County police spokesman, said that about 9:30 p.m. Friday, Vallario was traveling north at the 14200 block of Brandywine Road when he was involved in a collision with two southbound vehicles. Rodriguez said he had no further details on the crash, except that one of the other motorists was deemed at fault.

Vallario was treated for minor injuries at the Cheverly hospital.

On Monday the delegate said he received about 15 stitches in his head and suffered from other minor injuries, including a broken nose.

He said he was headed home from a Prince George’s Soil Conservation District dinner. The highway was one lane each direction and another motorist was waiting for Vallario’s car to pass so he could make a left turn, when that driver’s car was rear-ended.

“Someone pushed him in the rear and pushed the guy right in front of me,” Vallario said, adding his car is totaled. “I hit him and then I hit the telephone pole.”

The driver of that vehicle told the police he was texting at the time of the accident.

But Vallario was back to work at his Suitland law office Monday morning.

“I’m feeling better,” he said.

mrussell@somdnews.com