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New Jersey - Corzine on breathing tube and facing long recovery
The Star-Ledger ^ | April, Friday the 13th, 2007 | Deborah Howlett, et al

Posted on 04/13/2007 2:40:56 AM PDT by HAL9000

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The duration and distance were short, but in those dizzying seconds and feet, Gov. Jon Corzine suffered injuries serious enough to land him in intensive care with a breathing tube down his throat and a doctor declaring him lucky to be alive.

The 60-year-old governor underwent about two hours of surgery last night to repair multiple broken bones, including 12 ribs and a femur that protruded through the skin of his thigh following a car accident on the Garden State Parkway in Galloway Township.

With two of his adult children by his beside, Corzine, sedated and on intravenous painkillers, remains in intensive care in Cooper University Hospital in Camden this morning. He required seven pints of blood, officials said, and is using a breathing tube to ease his respiration with the broken ribs, and a broken breastbone.

The governor also suffered a broken collarbone and lower back bone and a flap-like cut on his skull, which was a plastic surgeon stitched back together.

Corzine spokesman Anthony Coley said the governor did not appear to have suffered brain or spinal cord damage.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: codey; corzine; criticalcondition; hitandrun; imus; rutgers; wreck
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1 posted on 04/13/2007 2:40:59 AM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

I wonder what the fallout will be if it turns out to be an illegal that hit him.


2 posted on 04/13/2007 2:44:38 AM PDT by Northern Alliance
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To: HAL9000; martin_fierro; aculeus; dighton; Lijahsbubbe
including 12 ribs and a femur that protruded through the skin of his thigh...

Egads, not only was this man in a horrible accident, he's anatomically challenged as well. :-/

3 posted on 04/13/2007 2:54:42 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Northern Alliance

Calling John Edwards to the rescue!


5 posted on 04/13/2007 2:59:17 AM PDT by texastoo ("trash the treaties")
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To: HAL9000

A broken femur is not a fun recovery. :-(


6 posted on 04/13/2007 3:00:25 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: Thrownatbirth

Robert Ostrum, chief of orthopedic trauma surgery at the hospital, said the governor will need more surgeries, probably tomorrow and Monday, because of the femur fracture that pushed the bone through the skin of his leg.

Doctors inserted a metal rod in his bone and fastened it in place with screws. But they did not put a cast on his leg or close the wound. For now the leg is wrapped in a bandage because they will have to surgically cleanse the wound to prevent infection from setting in.

“He has responded well, but he does have significant injuries,” Ostrum said last night, also describing the governor’s ailments as “multi-system injuries.” The doctor said Corzine faces months of physical therapy.


7 posted on 04/13/2007 3:09:34 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Thrownatbirth

Broken ribs at that age is deadly and is a very difficult and long recovery. Not only painful, but likely aspiration pnumonia, lung damage, infection, etc...

Best wishes to Corzine and his family.


8 posted on 04/13/2007 3:10:06 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: commonguymd

Prayers for Mr Corzine


9 posted on 04/13/2007 3:12:01 AM PDT by woofie
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To: commonguymd

Wow, what a mess he’s in. I doubt he’ll be able to govern for a while. Or do much of anything.


10 posted on 04/13/2007 3:13:04 AM PDT by Jhensy
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To: HAL9000

Last I heard this was a hit and run accident. I don’t really believe much in accidents. Someone done screwed up big time. Accident means two people came together without anyone being at fault.


11 posted on 04/13/2007 3:17:32 AM PDT by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: Northern Alliance

Do you have any indication that an illegal alien slammed into him?


12 posted on 04/13/2007 3:21:21 AM PDT by dennisw ("What one man can do, another can do" -- The Edge)
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To: HAL9000
a flap-like cut on his skull, which was a plastic surgeon stitched back together.

No worries, Mr. Corzine. This cut was just a little plastic surgeon. It's from the "Doctor Ken and Nurse Barbie" set, I think.

13 posted on 04/13/2007 3:32:44 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: HAL9000

Yikes.
Prayers for his recovery.


14 posted on 04/13/2007 3:33:19 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: jimbo123

Was he wearing a seat belt?


15 posted on 04/13/2007 3:34:20 AM PDT by tkathy
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To: dennisw
Do you have any indication that an illegal alien slammed into him?

None at all. I was just musing.

16 posted on 04/13/2007 3:34:59 AM PDT by Northern Alliance
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To: Thinkin' Gal
including 12 ribs and a femur that protruded through the skin of his thigh...

I guess the femur was protruding OUT, and the ribs were protruding IN... ;->

17 posted on 04/13/2007 3:35:18 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: HAL9000
The governor had an accident? Maybe he should have done what he was told.


18 posted on 04/13/2007 3:35:23 AM PDT by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: HAL9000
Can Tony Soprano account for his whereabouts that evening? :-)
19 posted on 04/13/2007 3:37:35 AM PDT by cgbg (Algore's carbon footprint is exceeded only by his waistline.)
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To: tkathy
Was he wearing a seat belt?

According to all the articles I've seen this morning, it's "unclear". Does NJ have a seatbelt law?

20 posted on 04/13/2007 3:44:43 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: HAL9000

Another victim of take your pick: Imus, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Billy Sol Hargas.


21 posted on 04/13/2007 3:45:39 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: HAL9000

Corzine’s motorcade has been reported to drive at high speeds and the Governor himself has been known to roll down his window and give the ˜Flying Finger of Friendship” to anyone who doesn’t get out of their way. As I recall, when Cristy Whitman’s driver was exceeding the posted speed limit, the New Jersey press went on a Jihad for putting other drivers lives in danger.


22 posted on 04/13/2007 3:46:10 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: HAL9000

So the dems just need to pony up another cheating lieing weasel to take his place.


23 posted on 04/13/2007 3:46:29 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Falcon4.0
Corzine’s motorcade has been reported to drive at high speeds and the Governor himself has been known to roll down his window and give the ˜Flying Finger of Friendship” to anyone who doesn’t get out of their way. As I recall, when Cristy Whitman’s driver was exceeding the posted speed limit, the New Jersey press went on a Jihad for putting other drivers lives in danger.

Are those LEOs with him actually NJ State Troopers, or Corzine's Praetorian Guard?

24 posted on 04/13/2007 3:48:50 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

Seatbelts must be worn by all people in the front seats of vehicles in the People’s Republic of NJ.


25 posted on 04/13/2007 3:52:38 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: Thrownatbirth
A broken femur is not a fun recovery. :-(

No fun at all! When I was 7 I was hit by a car and suffered a concussion and a complete fracture of my right femur. I was in the hospital for a month and in a cast for 3 months, followed by physical therapy to relearn how to walk.

26 posted on 04/13/2007 4:02:36 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (The most dangerous place in the world is between Hillary and the Oval Office)
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To: COBOL2Java
No fun at all!

I was 10 (fall from a tree) and had the pin and the full body cast. The worst was getting your knee to bend again. Thank God we were young. Corzine will need years.
27 posted on 04/13/2007 4:10:10 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: tkathy
no...the elite are above that....
28 posted on 04/13/2007 4:14:03 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Joe Boucher
So the dems just need to pony up another cheating lieing weasel to take his place.

already in place acting weasel Cody

29 posted on 04/13/2007 4:15:52 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Thrownatbirth
The worst was getting your knee to bend again.

Ooh you just brought back memories! You're right, at his age this could be very serious. Notwithstanding his politics, I'm sorry for his injuries and hope he pulls through.

30 posted on 04/13/2007 4:18:03 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (The most dangerous place in the world is between Hillary and the Oval Office)
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To: Northern Alliance
Broken ribs and collarbone are no picnic either. I've had a couple of family members with broken ribs, and they both had a lot of pain, for quite a long time. Breathing was painful, and they had trouble finding a comfortable position of any kind. He's in for a world of hurt, and lucky to be alive.

I wish him a full recovery.

31 posted on 04/13/2007 4:18:30 AM PDT by Think free or die
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To: Thrownatbirth
A broken femur is not a fun recovery. :-(

The femur is the largest bone in the body and carries a lot of blood. A broken femur often means death within minutes from blood loss.

32 posted on 04/13/2007 4:21:25 AM PDT by angkor
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To: HAL9000

Sounds like one tough dude. Prayers for his recovery.


33 posted on 04/13/2007 4:25:26 AM PDT by montag813
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To: tkathy

this excerpt os from the NY Post article today:

The governor does not usually wear a seat belt, a law-enforcement official said, but it was unknown whether he was wearing one at the time of the crash.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04132007/news/regionalnews/corzine_critically_injured_in_hit_run_regionalnews_jeane_macintosh_and_hasani_gittens.htm


34 posted on 04/13/2007 4:32:23 AM PDT by BronzePencil (if we outlaw nuclear energy only outlaws will have nuclear energy)
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To: wita
Last I heard this was a hit and run accident. I don’t really believe much in accidents. Someone done screwed up big time. Accident means two people came together without anyone being at fault.

Although leaving the scene of the accident is almost always inexcusible, don't discount the possibility that the accident could have been caused by the State Trooper, who was behind the wheel of Corzine's car. In my observations after many years of driving, State Troopers (and other LEO) act as if speed limits, the use of directionals, prohibitions against tailgating and cell phones, and other rules of the road are for the little people.

35 posted on 04/13/2007 4:32:47 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Think free or die
I wish him a full recovery.

You shouldn't take my comment as implying I would take any satisfaction from this accident regardless of who turns out to be responsible. Personally, I have no interest at all in NJ politics, but with so much news these days about illegals causing accidents, plus it being a hit and run my first thought was that if it does indeed turn out to be an illegal responsible, it will probably change some minds on the immigration issue.

36 posted on 04/13/2007 4:35:00 AM PDT by Northern Alliance
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To: wita
"I don’t really believe much in accidents."

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has ceased calling events such as this 'accidents'. The official term is 'crashes'. This is about the one and only useful government action taken by the Clinton Administration.

37 posted on 04/13/2007 4:35:14 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Planting trees to offset carbon emissions is like drinking water to offset rising ocean levels)
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To: Northern Alliance

That was the exact question that came to me when I heard about the hit-and-run.


38 posted on 04/13/2007 4:37:04 AM PDT by Nephi (Open borders is the flip side of the free trade coin. It's time for Protectionism.)
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To: tkathy

“Was he wearing a seat belt?”

If not, they better publicize it and fine his a$$ . That would happen to you, me, and any other lowly citizen of the “People’s Republic of New Jersey !”


39 posted on 04/13/2007 4:37:13 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: tkathy
Was he wearing a seat belt?

The topography of his injuries strongly suggests he was not.

40 posted on 04/13/2007 4:38:01 AM PDT by montag813
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To: tkathy

NO....and it makes one wonder why not, other than he never does......what were he and the lady (and I use that term lightly) doing in the back seat without their seatbelts???


41 posted on 04/13/2007 4:39:35 AM PDT by Betteboop
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To: Labyrinthos

We’ve had two “death by cop “ driving accidents in South Jersey in the last six months . One state trooper ran a stop sign at night , no lights, sirens, etc. and killed two girls. The other local cop blew through an intersection at 90 mph and killed an 80 year old man whose son was a cop in the same town .


42 posted on 04/13/2007 4:40:31 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: montag813

It is being reported this morning that he was not wearing a seatbelt but thats from MSNBC, so its still shaky information.


43 posted on 04/13/2007 4:42:10 AM PDT by Nextrush ( Chris Matthews Band: "I get high....I get high.....I get high.....McCain......")
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To: wita

The accident becomes a bit of a Karl Rove-episode. The red truck that caused that accident....left and hasn’t been seen...no tag number either. The other passengers in the governor’s vehicle...barely injured (guessing they both had seat belts on). Their destination...on the way to supervise the Imus and Rudgers basketball squad “discussion”. The whole thing smells fishy and has to be the work of type of conspiracy....because he is a democrat...you know.


44 posted on 04/13/2007 4:43:11 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: angkor

” A broken femur often means death within minutes from blood loss.”

I’m not a Dr. but do bones carry blood? I thought that was the job of arteries and veins.


45 posted on 04/13/2007 4:43:19 AM PDT by lawdude (Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! *)
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To: tkathy
"Was he wearing a seat belt?"

Info obviously missing from the "reportage". Journalists indeed.

46 posted on 04/13/2007 4:43:51 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: Northern Alliance
I wonder what the fallout will be if it turns out to be an illegal that hit him.

I wonder what it would be like to come on FR and read just one article that didn't have a post like that in the first five replies.

47 posted on 04/13/2007 4:44:11 AM PDT by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: Nephi
That was the exact question that came to me when I heard about the hit-and-run.

Yeah, - I think the odds are quite high. Well, we should know pretty soon - there must of been massive damage to the car - actually it is surprising s/he could leave the scene, and it being the governor, I expect they'll catch the responsible person soon.

48 posted on 04/13/2007 4:44:22 AM PDT by Northern Alliance
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To: wita

“With two of his adult children by his beside, Corzine, sedated and on intravenous painkillers, remains in intensive care in Cooper University Hospital in Camden this morning.”

While I feel bad that Mr. Corzine suffered this tragic event, there is a silver lining in every cloud. He is now closer to the money and his constituency.


49 posted on 04/13/2007 4:45:50 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Communism is legalized corruption by the elite.)
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To: Paladin2

I suspect if he WAS wearing a seat belt, that it would immediately be reported.


50 posted on 04/13/2007 4:46:05 AM PDT by tkathy
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