N.J. Governor Expected To Leave Hospital Monday

Monday, April 30th 2007, 7:18 am

By: News On 6

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) _ Governor Jon S. Corzine was expected to leave the hospital on Monday, 2 1/2 weeks after being seriously injured in a car crash.

It was uncertain when he would be able to return to work. State Senate President Richard J. Codey is the acting governor.

Corzine fractured his left thigh and broke 11 ribs, his breastbone and other bones in a crash on April 12. He was operated on three times and a metal rod was inserted to stabilize his leg.

Doctors said Corzine will likely not be able to walk without crutches or a cane for at least six months.

The 60-year-old governor's SUV was being driven by a state trooper at 91 mph when it was clipped by a truck and lost control on the Garden State Parkway, slamming into a guard rail. Corzine wasn't wearing his seat belt, though it was required by state law.

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