Former FBI Director Thanks Supporters After Vt. Crash

Louie Freeh, who led FBI from 1993 to 2001, was seriously injured after hitting tree in Barnard

Former FBI Director Louie Freeh, who was seriously injured in a crash on Monday, thanked his supporters for their concern.

Sen. Patrick Leahy released a statement on behalf of Freeh after visiting him in the hospital Friday.

"I wish to thank Senator Patrick Leahy, my close friend of 24 years, as well as my dear freinds vice President Joe Biden, Senator Tom Carper, Attorney General Beau Biden, former Senator Joe Lieberman, former Attorney General Mike Mukasey, and so many others," the statement read.

Through Leahy, Freeh also expressed his appreciation to his family, friends, members of the FBI and the health professionals who have helped him recover.

"May God bless all of these individuals who are so instrumental in my recovery," wrote Leahy for Freeh.

Freeh, who served as the FBI's director from 1993 to 2001, was driving on Route 12 in Barnard Monday when he went off the road, hitting a mailbox and shrubs before striking a tree, according to Vermont State Police.

According to police, Freeh broke a leg and had cuts on his head and other injuries as a result of the crash.

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