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San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo was home recuperating Thursday and expected to stay there through the weekend following a bicycle crash on New Year’s Day in northeast San Jose.
Released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon, the mayor is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries, including broken bones, scrapes and bruises, officials said.
Liccardo had a nearly 30-hour stay at San Jose Regional Medical Center, where he received treatment for two fractured vertebrae and a fractured sternum. Just before heading home Wednesday, Liccardo said he was grateful to be walking, and he thanked the hospital staff and paramedics who treated him.
“I’m going to be working from home for a few days, I suspect, and then I’ll be back at work next week doing the job I love at City Hall,” he said.
Liccardo said he will wear a back brace for several weeks and go through a few months of physical therapy, but that he also expected to make a full recovery.
Around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Liccardo was cycling eastbound in the bicycle lane on Mabury Road headed toward Salt Lake Drive, while a driver in a Toyota Highlander was traveling south on Salt Lake Drive toward Mabury Road. After coming to a stop at the stop sign at Mabury, the driver moved forward and collided with Liccardo on his bike, police said.
The driver received a citation for failing to yield to another motorist. Police do not suspect drugs or alcohol were involved in the collision.
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