President Obama’s Grandmother Recovering After Car Accident


0  Updated at 4:30 am, February 6th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images(KISUMU, Kenya) — President Obama’s grandmother, Sarah Obama, is home recovering from a severe auto accident.

“God is with me because if you could have seen the wreckage that we came out of safe, one would wonder,” Sarah said Monday.

Police in the Kenyan town of Kisumu say the 87-year-old was traveling to her home Saturday night when the driver lost control, and the vehicle rolled into a ditch.

All five people in the car, including her two bodyguards, were taken to a hospital for treatment.  All were released with minor injuries.

A hospital spokesperson says Sarah was bruised and in shock when she arrived at the hospital.  She was released about two hours later.

“You can see I was not injured save for this small scar on my right hand and I am not even using a walking stick,” Sarah said.

She said friends from as far away as the United States and the Middle East have been calling to check on her, but she assures them, “Hakuna tabu,” which means “No problem” in Swahili.

Kenya’s Nation Television has broadcast video of the wrecked car and the road where the accident occurred.

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