N.J. Gov. Jon Corzine Critically Injured While En Route to Imus Meeting

Send good thoughts to New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. He was critically injured (but expected to live) following a car accident tonight while his motorcade was en route to a meeting between Don Imus and the Rutgers' womens basketball team.

Corzine had a broken sternum, a broken collarbone, a slight fracture of his lower vertebrae, a broken left leg and six broken ribs on each side, Ross said. He also had a laceration on his head, Ross said.

State Senate President Richard Codey will take over as acting Governor while Gov. Corzine is in the hospital.

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    It would be a shorter post (none / 0) (#1)
    by Che's Lounge on Fri Apr 13, 2007 at 01:17:40 AM EST
    If you simply listed the bones he didn't break. Best wishes and kudos to that trauma team!

    No seat belt, bet you money. (none / 0) (#2)
    by clio on Fri Apr 13, 2007 at 02:29:35 AM EST
    The pictures of the car show an intact passenger compartment.  It's impossible to believe that he was not slammed hard against the dash and the windshield, then thrown about in the car.  

    He's very fortunate to be alive.  If he has lung contusions, and that's likely with the amount of chest damage described, in addition to everything else, it will be a long, long recovery.

    I hope the Gov recovers (none / 0) (#3)
    by Jen M on Fri Apr 13, 2007 at 06:34:38 AM EST
    with no complications

    I hope they find the guy in the red pickup truck.

    I hope they give the trooper a nice Attaboy.

    All the Best to the Governor for a Quick Recovery (none / 0) (#4)
    by kha on Sat Apr 14, 2007 at 10:48:22 AM EST
    I disagree with some of the things he's been doing in our state but I think he's really trying to fix many of the problems we have.