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Seitan Worshipper: "Corzine may not have been buckled up"

Wear seat belts

Thanks to SW for this catch

Some unexpected fallout from the Imus flap (the Gov. was on his way
to meet with the Rutgers athletes and Imus) - and, alas, was not
wearing a seat belt:

Corzine may not have been buckled up

CAMDEN, N.J. - Gov. Jon S. Corzine was apparently not wearing his
seat belt as required by law when his official SUV crashed into a
guard rail, leaving the governor hospitalized in critical condition,
a spokesman said Friday.

A state trooper was driving Corzine to a meeting between Don Imus and
the Rutgers women's basketball team Thursday night when another
vehicle, swerving to avoid a pickup truck, hit the governor's SUV and
sent it into the guard rail on the Garden State Parkway.

The crash broke the governor's leg, six ribs, his sternum and a
vertebrae. Authorities were searching for the pickup truck driver
blamed for causing it.

Corzine, 60, did not suffer any brain damage in the crash. But he
won't be able to resume his duties as governor for several days, if
not weeks, and he won't walk normally for months, Dr. Robert Ostrum
said performing surgery on the governor Thursday night at Cooper
University Hospital.

- posted by Seitan Worshipper

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