New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine was badly injured in a car accident this afternoon. He was traveling to the Governor’s mansion to a meeting between Don Imus and the Rutgers women’s basketball team.

Gov. Jon Corzine is in the operating room receiving care for a broken leg and several broken ribs, trauma surgeon Steven Ross announced at a news conference this evening.

Corzine is “stable, in the operating room having leg fractures attended to…” said Ross. After surgery, Corzine will be transferred to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). He is considered to be in critical but stable condition.

Governor Corzine was on his way to a meeting in Princeton with Don Imus and the Rutgers University basketball team and coach, Vivian Stringer, when the unfortunate accident occurred, reports 7online.

FOX News also reports that he is in critical but stable condition, adding that someone slammed into his motorcade. I’ll be interested to hear more about how that happened.

The meeting between Imus and the Rutgers team went ahead as scheduled. It lasted three hours and was described as ‘intense’, whatever that means. I hope this story is put to bed soon. And I hope for Jon Corzine’s swift recovery.

Update [2007-4-13 0:5:59 by BooMan]: From Blue Jersey: Broken sternum. Broken collarbone. Slight fracture of lower vertabrae, 6 broken ribs – on both sides. Head laceration, but no brain or spinal cord injury. Still in surgery at least one more hour. And yes, WABC-TV is reporting an eyewitness statement: Corzine’s legs were hanging out of the window. And he was screaming “My leg! My leg!”

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