Thursday, April 12, 2007


Nasty, but no head injury.

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Gov. Corzine was seriously injured tonight when his Chevy Tahoe was involved in a hit-and-run accident and swerved into a guardrail on the Garden State Parkway. The governor, who was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, did not appear to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

Corzine was on his way from an Atlantic City speech to host a private meeting between radio show host Don Imus and the Rutgers University women's basketball team at Drumthwacket, the governor's mansion in Princeton.

During a news conference at Cooper tonight, hospital officials said the governor was in stable condition in the intensive-care unit, with fractured ribs, a broken leg, and chest injuries. He did not sustain any head injuries. He was in surgery tonight and was expected to be hospitalized overnight.