Corzine injured in auto accident
For some strange reason I thought he may have been traveling alone. What would make me think that a billionaire state governor would ever do that??
NEW YORK, April 12 (Reuters) – New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was involved in a serious hit-and-run automobile accident near the gambling center of Atlantic City, fracturing his leg, a spokesman said on Thursday.
Corzine broke his leg and was flown to a nearby hospital. One local news outlet that tracks police news, Breaking News Network, said he suffered chest pains while being transported to the hospital but that could not be confirmed.
“The governor’s motorcade was involved in an accident a short time ago. He has sustained injuries. They do not appear to be life-threatening,” said Anthony Coley, Corzine’s spokesman.
A New Jersey state trooper was also hospitalized with more serious injuries after the two-car accident, local media reported.
Television images of the crash’s aftermath showed the governor’s car on the grass beside the Garden State Parkway severely damaged with debris scattered nearby.
He seems to be ok, with non life-threatening injuries. Do you think that if he was driving drunk, he’d get away with it? Wonder how it happened?
From ABC News via 411 reader JeniGump.
New Jersey Gov. Corzine injured in accident
Spokesman: Injuries not life-threatening
(Trenton- WABC, April 12, 2007) – Eyewitness News has learned that New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has been involved in what appears to be bad accident in South Jersey near Atlantic City.
A spokesman for the governor says the injuries to the governor are not life threatening.
We are told that Corzine was medivacked to Cooper Medical Center in Camden where he suffered a probable broken leg and minor head injuries.
Sources say New Jersey state police helicopters are now in the air looking for a vehicle that may have struck the governor’s car.
We’ll have more throughout the evening and on Eyewitness News at 11.