N.J. Gov. Corzine to Return to Work

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New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine will resume work Monday for the first time since being critically injured in a car crash last month, a spokesman said Saturday.

Corzine was released from a hospital just last Monday and has been rehabilitating at the governor's mansion in Princeton, where he's expected to work starting Monday until he has recovered enough to return to the statehouse, spokesman Anthony Coley said.

Corzine suffered a broken left leg, 11 broken ribs, a broken collarbone and sternum, among other injuries, in the April 12 crash along the Garden State Parkway.

He spent 18 days in a Camden hospital, much of it in intensive care. He underwent three surgeries on his leg and needed to use a ventilator to breathe for more than a week.

Senate President Richard J. Codey has been acting governor since the accident.

Corzine's SUV, driven by a state trooper, was traveling at 91 mph in a 65 mph zone just north of Atlantic City, heading to a meeting at the governor's mansion. Corzine wasn't wearing his seat belt, as required by state, but he voluntarily paid a $46 fine and apologized.

The crash happened when the governor's SUV was clipped by a pickup truck and slammed into a guard rail. The pickup had swerved to avoid another vehicle that was trying to get out of the way of the governor's SUV.