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San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is expected to make a full recovery following a bike accident on New Year’s Day in northeast San Jose.
He has months of physical therapy ahead, but Liccardo was up and walking around at San Jose Regional Medical Center Wednesday morning, spokesman David Low said.
A photo released by the mayor’s office showed him walking between hospital staff while wearing a back brace over hospital garb.
“I expect to be working from home this week, and back at City Hall doing the job I love next week,” Liccardo said in a statement.
A driver struck Liccardo while he was riding his bike around 12:30 Tuesday in the 600 block of Salt Lake Drive, about three miles northeast of downtown San Jose. He suffered two fractured vertebrae and and a fractured sternum, but is expected to be released from the hospital in a day, the mayor’s office said.
The driver who struck Liccardo remained at the scene and received a citation for failing to yield to another motorist, police said.
A frequent cyclist, Liccardo was believed to have been on his way to Sierra Road, a popular, challenging climb into the foothills for experienced bicyclists.
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