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New Jersey Governor Injured In Car Crash

New Jersey Gov. John Corzine 2007 Accident

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#1 Vapor Trails

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 09:51 PM

New Jersey Governor John Corzine is seriously injured in a car crash. He suffered broken legs and ribs. The crash was caused by a hit-and-run driver.

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:49 PM

Whoever did that is going to be in for it, when and if they catch them...

I live in Jersey, and our town Mayor was recently hospitalized in critical condition, and now the governor...  Hasn't been a good month for the local elected officials...

I hope he comes out ok!
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 08:51 AM

I heard on the news that he was going to the governor's mansion to attend the Imus/Rutgers meeting.

Hope he recovers. Sounds like he was badly injured.

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 09:02 AM

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N.J. governor critical after SUV crash

By GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press Writer 57 minutes ago

CAMDEN, N.J. - Gov. Jon S. Corzine was in critical condition Friday but expected to recover after his SUV crashed into a guard rail while heading to a meeting between Don Imus and the Rutgers women's basketball team.

Police were searching for a pickup truck driver whose actions were blamed for the crash on the Garden State Parkway.

Corzine, 60, suffered numerous fractures, including a leg, his ribs, sternum and a vertebrae, authorities said.

The governor won't be able to resume his duties as governor for days, if not weeks, and he won't walk normally for months, his doctor said. Fortunately, he did not suffer any brain damage, said Dr. Robert Ostrum, who performed two hours of surgery Thursday night at Cooper University Hospital.

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:27 AM

Corzine wasn't wearing a seat belt. :sarcasm:

What an absolute MORON.  :glare:
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 09:23 AM

I just heard on cable-News 12 New Jersey-that Corzine's injuries could become life-threatening.

Yet again, a reminder...

WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT!! AT ALL TIMES!!

If Corzine hadn't been so careless, his injuries might not have been as severe as they are now. I'm not saying a seat belt is a guarantee you'll be saved. I am saying that his injuries could very possibly have been much less than they were, if he had his seat belt on. And I find it interesting that I haven't heard about the condition of the policeman who was driving him to the Imus meeting with those students.

And Corzine is going to get a ticket for that. Let's hope he lives to pay it.  :rolleyes:

So-don't be lazy/careless. Wear that belt.  Got it? Good.

Rant over.

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Edited by Digital Man, 14 April 2007 - 09:26 AM.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 09:43 AM

I was horrified to hear that he wasn't wearing a seatbelt, and that he usually didn't.  I hope that all the trouble lands on him, and not on the hapless state drivers who were caught between a rock and a hard place with him in the car.   :unsure:

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 09:56 AM

View PostNonny, on Apr 14 2007, 10:43 AM, said:

I was horrified to hear that he wasn't wearing a seatbelt, and that he usually didn't.

:rolleyes: :angry:

Putz!!!!!! :glare:

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I hope that all the trouble lands on him, and not on the hapless state drivers who were caught between a rock and a hard place with him in the car.   :unsure:

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To be fair, my understanding is that a third vehicle was responsible for the domino effect that severely injured Corzine. I'm not letting Corzine off the hook, but I also think that the driver who initiated this should be caught.
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:02 AM

I'm a little slow this morning-the coffee hasn't kicked in yet... :p I forgot to add...

I actually got the sense that Corzine was pretty competent. This lowered my opinion of him. :glare:

First, we had to deal with Governor Jim Mc Greevy, and now this. :sarcasm:

I feel bad for his family. :( It's sad that Corzine had to have sense knocked into him like this. :(

Let's hope he lives to absorb the lesson of wearing a seat belt.. :(
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:37 AM

View PostDigital Man, on Apr 14 2007, 07:56 AM, said:

View PostNonny, on Apr 14 2007, 10:43 AM, said:

I hope that all the trouble lands on him, and not on the hapless state drivers who were caught between a rock and a hard place with him in the car.   :unsure:

To be fair, my understanding is that a third vehicle was responsible for the domino effect that severely injured Corzine. I'm not letting Corzine off the hook, but I also think that the driver who initiated this should be caught.
Oh yeah, that too.  

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:48 AM

Was he in the front or the back? State law requires seatbelts in the front...

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:53 AM

he was in the front seat, and people around the incident are reporting he habitually did not wear a seat belt; hope he winds up all right, and learned a huge lesson in this. That Suburban didn't look so good in the 'after' photo.
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 12:37 PM

View PostQueenTiye, on Apr 14 2007, 11:48 AM, said:

Was he in the front or the back? State law requires seatbelts in the front...

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That's stupid. State law should require people wear seatbelts-PERIOD. Why should it matter if you're sitting in front or in back?!

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 12:50 PM

I'm sorry-I gotta be outraged here for a moment, about what QT said...

I find it incredible that lawmakers could be so mind-numbingly STUPID as to make a distinction that it should be OPTIONAL to wear seatbelts in the back.  :wacko:

I've been driving for more than 23 years, and I drive professionally as well. I've seen more than my share of nutball drivers on the road. This so-called "law" should be changed to include EVERYONE in the freaking vehicle.

And am I the only one who wonders why there aren't seatbelts on transit buses??  :wacko:

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 12:56 PM

That's interesting. I'm sure laws are different around the country, but I've never heard of seatbelts being optional in the back seat.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 01:06 PM

View Posteechick, on Apr 14 2007, 01:56 PM, said:

That's interesting. I'm sure laws are different around the country, but I've never heard of seatbelts being optional in the back seat.

New Jersey is "special" that way. :sarcasm:

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 01:21 PM

Actually I do not think the state should be telling people to wear seatbelts.  I do and have from when I first started to learn to drive when I was 15 that was 27 years ago. The seatbelt laws were pushed on us by the insurance lobby to limit their expenses on personal injury suits. (Remember if it is suppose to make you safer why have your rates not gone down?)

The state grabbed at the iead as it first let police pull over cars and write tickets to increase local government funding. As well as use it to get a eye closer to the inside of the car.

Yeah seatbelt laws are really useful by the state and insurance Companies.
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 02:38 PM

I didn't say that NJ Law does make back seat seatbelt wearing optional.  I just happen to KNOW that it isn't for front seat wearers.

The laws for seatbelt use, if you recall, were gradually implemented. First drivers had to be in belts, then front passengers. Then babies couldn't be in the front, and had to be belted in the back except for special cases where they could be situated and belted in the back.  Then children under 12 had to ride in the back.  Etc.  I don't know if the law has ever reached backseat passengers in ANY state, but I only know about NY & NJ - I know this was the general progression of the law in these two states.

I asked the question as I did, because as governor, he ought to be held accountable for breaking the seatbelt law.   It sucks for those who are supposed to uphold the law to circumvent it.  I still hope he gets through this ok, but am disappointed to learn that he was a front seat passenger ignoring the law.  That's been law for a while now.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 02:51 PM

Maybe next time he'll wear a seat belt. I feel bad for him, but people ought to have more sense. We had an older woman here who died a couple of weeks ago from injuries sustained in an accident that would have only caused her minor injuries if she'd been wearing a seat belt. People never learn.  :wacko:
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 03:39 PM

nevermind.

Edited by Digital Man, 14 April 2007 - 03:40 PM.

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