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

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.

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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