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Monday, April 23, 2007
New Jersey governor moved from intensive care

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was injured April 12 in a crash on the Garden State Parkway.

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.

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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