Monday, April 23, 2007
New Jersey governor moved from intensive care
New York (CNN) -- New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine is no longer in critical condition and has been moved from intensive care, spokesman Anthony Coley said Monday afternoon.
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was injured April 12 in a crash on the Garden State Parkway.
Corzine began breathing without a respirator Friday afternoon, and was conversing with his family and doctors over the weekend, he said.
He was injured April 12 in a crash on the Garden State Parkway.
His left thigh bone was broken in two places, with the femur bone popping through the skin, and he had several broken ribs, a broken sternum, a broken collarbone, a slightly fractured lower vertebrae and a deep cut in his face.
He was sitting in the front passenger seat of an SUV being driven by a state trooper and was not wearing a seat belt, a violation of New Jersey traffic laws.
The vehicle was traveling about 90 mph when a car ahead of it that had moved to the side to let the motorcade pass swerved suddenly to avoid a signpost. The governor's SUV veered onto the shoulder and hit a guard rail.
-- CNN's Amy Sahba
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