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New Jersey governor hurt in car crash

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• Jon S. Corzine suffers broken leg and ribs, hospital says
• State trooper and aide to governor also transported to hospital
• Governor was on way to host meeting between Don Imus, Rutgers team
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(CNN) -- New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was hurt in a car accident Thursday evening while traveling to host a meeting between the Rutgers University women's basketball team and former radio host Don Imus.

Spokesman Anthony Coley said Corzine was transported to Cooper University Hospital in Camden.

Thursday night, Corzine was still undergoing surgery, Coley said. State Senate President Richard Codey is acting governor, he said.

Corzine has leg and rib fractures, the hospital said, and will remain in intensive care.

A New Jersey state trooper who was driving the SUV was also transported to the hospital along with a Corzine aide, Coley said.

The accident occurred on the Garden State Parkway in Galloway Township, just north of Atlantic City.

The meeting between Imus and the team proceeded without the governor. (Full story)

Imus was fired by CBS Thursday after a public outcry regarding slurs he used about members of the Rutgers women's team last week.

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