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Gov. Jon S. Corzine was injured Thursday night in a car accident on the Garden State Parkway, but a spokesman says the injuries are not considered life-threatening.
WCAU television is reporting he has a broken leg. WNBC.com's Brian Thompson confirms that a trooper also was injured.
The accident happened just after 6 p.m. Thursday in a northbound lane of the Garden State Parkway.
N.J. Gov. Corzine in car accident, leg broken
PHILADELPHIA, April 12 (Reuters) - New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was in a 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.
New Jersey Governor Is Injured in Car Crash
CAMDEN, N.J., April 12 — Gov. Jon S. Corzine suffered a broken leg, several fractured ribs and cuts on his face Thursday night after his state police vehicle swerved to avoid an apparently out-of-control driver on the Garden State Parkway and hit a guard rail, according to state officials.
Mr. Corzine, 60, who was in the front passenger seat, was flown by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he was undergoing surgery on his left femur at 9:20 p.m. Dr. Steven E. Ross, head of trauma at Cooper, said the governor was in critical but stable condition, with no head injuries. Other officials said Mr. Corzine had remained conscious after the accident, which happened about 6:15 p.m., and complained of chest pains when he reached the hospital.