ABC News’ Paul Fidalgo Reports: The 2005 Chevrolet Suburban carrying Gov. Jon Corzine, D-N.J., was traveling at about 91 mph before it crashed into a guardrail on the Garden State Parkway in Galloway Township, N.J., this past Thursday.
According to a report from New Jersey State Police, the vehicle carrying Corzine made contact with the rear of a pickup truck, which itself was moving to avoid striking a mile marker on the right shoulder of the road.
The report also stated that Corzine was not wearing a safety belt, and asserts, "New Jersey traffic laws require the wearing of seatbelts for all occupants of front seats. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that all front seat occupants under the age of 18 are properly restrained by either seatbelts or child safety seats."
Corzine’s vehicle had dropped in speed to about 30 mph just before impact with the guardrail. All occupants in the governor’s vehicle were injured, but "Governor Corzine sustained the most serious injuries, being thrown within the vehicle during the impact."
Corzine suffered multiple fractures in the accident, and in stable condition while recovering in Cooper Hospital in Camden, N.J. after a third surgical procedure on Monday. Until he can return to work, New Jersey Senate President Richard Codey is serving as acting governor.