Published: Aug 16, 2010 4:57 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 16, 2010 1:57 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Rep. Kevin Ambler is recovering from injuries after a car accident in southwest Florida.

Ambler, a Republican who represents Tampa, was making a turn Saturday when his Mercedes hit a woman in a Toyota. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Ambler's wife drove him to the hospital. Their injuries were not serious.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said Ambler was cited for violating the right of way.

State records show Ambler has had 10 speeding charges since 1999. Five occurred within the last five years, though adjudication was withheld on all but two.

He is running in the Republican primary for the District 12 state Senate seat.