Friday, April 13, 2007

N.J. Governor Corzine critically injured in crash

Don Imus claims another victim:

New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine was in critical condition Friday but expected to recover after his SUV crashed into a guard rail while heading to a meeting between Don Imus and the Rutgers women's basketball team.

Despite the "critical" designation, his injuries aren't life-threatening and he's expected to recover fully:

The crash on the Garden State Parkway broke the governor's leg, six ribs, his sternum and fracturing a vertebrae. Authorities were still searching for a pickup truck driver whose actions were blamed for causing it.

Corzine, 60, won't be able to resume his duties as governor for several days, if not weeks, and he won't walk normally for months, Dr. Robert Ostrum said performing surgery on the governor Thursday night at Cooper University Hospital.

While he's out, State Senate President Richard Codey will be acting governor. Luckily, he's got a lot of experience for a temporary replacement:

The acting governor, Codey, also served as acting governor for about 14 months before Corzine took office last year following former Gov. James McGreevey's resigning over an extramarital affair with a man.

Hmm. Maybe Codey's some sort of gubernatorial bad-luck charm....

Best wishes to the governor for a full and speedy recovery.

Update: Corzine apparently wasn't wearing a seat belt. Dumb.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, very dumb. I cannot imagine anyone NOT wearing seat belts anymore. It's breaking the law here in Texas.

I wish him a speedy recovery as well.


4/13/2007 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also thought it rather disengenuous to say, "Imus claims another victim"---when it was the Governor who felt the need to rush home to get in the middle of something that didn't concern him in the least. Did he feel the need for a photo-op? Was he trying to get in on the publicity? Trying to capitalize on the race issue as Jackson and Sharpton were doing?

Sorry---but bad as it is, the Governor must accept the responsibility here for the seriousness of his injuries for NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT. Which is against the law, BTW. He should consider himself very, very lucky. And when he's recovered, he should use himself as an example to drivers and passengers in cars all over as what NOT to do.


4/16/2007 3:45 PM  
Blogger Sean Aqui said...

Oh, Lordy, JP5. It was a joke. And also the only reference to Imus on this blog, to give you an idea of how much I care about what a shock jock said.

4/16/2007 4:29 PM  

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