Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., and his wife were involved in a car wreck Tuesday as the congressman was returning to Washington, D.C., his office said.

Loudermilk and his wife returned home to Georgia to help with the response to Hurricane Irma, and were returning to Washington early Tuesday morning.

During the trip, the congressman's vehicle flipped several times after they were rear-ended on Interstate 40 near Knoxville, Tenn. Both the congressman and his wife were taken to the hospital and sustained "non-life threatening injuries."

"They were traveling East on I-40 when their vehicle was struck from behind by a second vehicle, causing their vehicle to leave the road and flip multiple times, coming to rest on the passenger side," Loudermilk's office said. "Both the Congressman and Mrs. Loudermilk were transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries where they were treated and released."

The Georgia Republican and his wife have been told to return to Georgia for follow-up treatment.

"The Loudermilk's immediately acknowledged God's hand in protecting them from serious injury, and they would appreciate your thoughts and prayers as they recover," his office said.