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San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Hit by Car, Injured While Cycling

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    San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Hit by Car, Injured

    San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo was struck by a car while bicycling Tuesday afternoon near Sierra Road in the east foothills, according to the mayor's office. Roz Plater reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019)

    San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo was struck by a car while bicycling Tuesday afternoon near Sierra Road in the east foothills, according to the mayor's office.

    A spokesman said Liccardo was taken to Regional Medical Center in San Jose "a bit banged up, but it’s nothing overly serious."

    The incident occurred about 12:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Salt Lake Drive, the mayor's office said.

    The mayor suffered minor fractures and will be kept overnight for observation and then return home in a day or two, spokesman David Low said.

    San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Hit by Car

    [BAY] San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Hit by Car

    San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo was struck by a car while bicycling Tuesday afternoon near Sierra Road in the east foothills, according to the mayor's office.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019)

    The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.

    The mayor was resting and in good spirits late Tuesday.

    In a statement, Liccardo said: "I’d like to thank compassionate neighbors like Linda and Tom who rushed to help immediately after the accident; the fast and professional response from Fire Station 19 and the San Jose Police Department; the wonderful paramedic care from Alex and her team; and the outstanding medical attention from Dr. Jimenez and the entire staff at Regional Medical Center." 

    He then joked: "Fortunately, the doctors state that all defects to the head were pre-existing conditions."

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