06 August 2007

sec'y of state jay dardenne injured in car crash

**click here for the advocate's 12:30 pm update: dardenne in intensive care**
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Secretary of State Dardenne injured in traffic accident

Published: Aug 6, 2007 - UPDATED: 11:15 a.m.

Secretary of State Jay Dardenne is in Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center as a result of injuries from a motor vehicle accident this morning.

“It was a pretty serious accident,” said Dardenne’s press secretary Jacques Berry.

At the time of the incident, Berry said Dardenne was headed to his secretary of state’s office off Essen Lane from a breakfast meeting in downtown.

Berry said he has been told that Dardenne’s vital signs were good. “We are supposed to be getting a report from the doctor very soon,” Berry said shortly before 11 a.m.
**updated** 12:47 pm cdt
995fm.com says that:
Dardenne suffered fractured ribs and spinal injuries in the crash and will require surgery next week. His press secretary says Dardenne did not suffer neurological injuries.
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