Corzine Undergoes 3rd Procedure to Drain Lung Fluid
The real news in the whole Imus "scandal" is that the governor of the state of New Jersey, racing towards a staged apology event, was involved in a horrible car accident.
Surgery on Gov. Jon S. Corzine's injured leg was successful Saturday and he is slowly recovering from the serious injuries he sustained in an SUV crash, doctors said.
Doctors cleaned up a 15-centimeter (6-inch) wound in his left thigh where his broken femur punched through the skin.
Dr. Robert F. Ostrum said he would perform a similar procedure on Corzine again on Monday at Cooper University Hospital.
The governor is not able to speak and not aware of his surroundings. He remains on a ventilator to help him breathe, doctors said.
Meanwhile, authorities continued to search for the red pickup truck whose driver apparently caused Thursday night's crash in Galloway Township.
Corzine, who was riding in a sport utility vehicle driven by a state trooper, apparently was not wearing his seat belt, as required by law.
The crash occurred when the SUV was hit by another vehicle that swerved to avoid the pickup truck, sending the SUV into a guard rail.
No, people shouldn't spout racist language on the air, and, no, Imus is not the only one, just the easiest target for a nation getting sicker and sicker of it. Right now, though, we can tear our eyes off of Imus for eleven seconds and keep an eye on Governor Corzine.
url="http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/04/14/corzine.crash.ap/index.html?eref=rss_topstories"]Police found the driver they believe caused a wreck that left Gov. Jon S.
Corzine critically injured, and authorities did not plan to charge the
man, a state official said Saturday.
The driver, who worked at an Atlantic City casino, didn't realize he
had caused the crash and thought he actually avoided an accident, an
official with knowledge of the investigation said.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of
anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak on the
UPDATE: Corzine remains in critical but stable condition following a third procedure:
his slow but steady convalescence from a devastating car accident, Gov.
Jon S. Corzine underwent a minor procedure this morning to remove fluid
outside his left lung.
The procedure lasted 15 minutes, and was described by doctors as
successful, according to a statement from Anthony Coley, Mr. Corzine's
My brother, a doctor, explains the difference between a "procedure" and
an "operation" rather succinctly: a procedure involves something
simple, like poking or draining.