New Jersey governor critically injured in wreck

| 4/13/2007

The State Police in New Jersey say Gov. Jon Corzine was apparently not wearing a seatbelt when the SUV he was riding in crashed on the Garden State Parkway Thursday evening, April 12.

The 60-year-old Corzine was in stable but critical condition Friday after breaking a leg, six ribs, his sternum and vertebrae. The Associated Press reported a state trooper was driving Corzine to a meeting between radio personality Don Imus and the Rutgers women’s basketball team when the wreck occurred

According to police, a red pickup truck that was driving on the shoulder of the highway swerved back onto the road, and then another car swerved to avoid the pickup. That caused Corzine’s SUV to crash into a guard rail.

New Jersey has a primary seat belt law, meaning if you’re not wearing one you can be pulled over and fined $46.