Former Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, left, and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) attend a reception at the White House in Washington on Sept. 23.Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) will be released from a Washington hospital Friday after she was involved in a car crash earlier this week that caused internal bleeding and bruised ribs, a spokeswoman said Friday.Matsui, 72, was being driven from her Washington home to Dulles International Airport for a flight to Sacramento on Tuesday when her vehicle was struck by another car.Neither driver was injured, but Matsui, who was sitting in the back seat, was taken to the hospital in an&nbsp;ambulance. She&nbsp;had surgery to stop internal bleeding in her abdomen.Matsui's spokeswoman said that the congresswoman's injuries were caused by her seatbelt and that wearing it likely prevented more serious damage.The congresswoman has been told to rest and not travel for a few weeks. Matsui had been scheduled to attend a fundraiser Sunday with Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, the Sacramento Bee reported.Matsui received 70% of the vote in the primary election and is seeking a seventh term against Republican challenger Robert Evans.