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Gov. Jon S. Corzine on right…picture from “Save the Shores Project.”

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.

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Imus was fired from his CBS radio program Thursday amid furor about racially charged comments he made about the team on air. The closed-door meeting went on without Corzine, and lasted for about three hours.

Corzine, a Democrat who gave up his seat in the U.S. Senate to become governor, went into politics after being ousted from Goldman Sachs, where he had been CEO, in a power dispute in 1999. He was elected to the Senate the following year.

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The acting governor, Codey, also served as acting governor for about 14 months before Corzine took office last year following former Gov. James McGreevey’s resignation over an extramarital affair with a man.

Corzine was the third straight New Jersey governor to break a leg while in office. James E. McGreevey broke his left leg in 2002 during a nighttime walk on the beach, and Christie Whitman broke her right leg while skiing in the Swiss Alps in 1999.

By GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press Writer

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Sometimes what you do has HUGE repercussions…the snow ball effect…and so many lives can be touched by it.

But, I do wonder why Imus’s Producer has not be reprimanded.
Has anyone heard on that???

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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