March 2nd, 2010
12:07 PM ET
8 years ago

Colorado governor hurt in bike wreck

(CNN) - Gov. Bill Ritter of Colorado was hurt in a bicycle accident Tuesday, his office said.

Ritter was hurt shortly after 6 a.m. while riding in Denver, according to a statement from his office.

Doctors and nurses at the Denver Health Medical Center were treating the governor for several injuries, the statement said. He appears to have multiple rib fractures on his right side, it said.

The governor rides with friends two or three times a week. He was with a group of four other riders Tuesday morning when he and another rider collided, the statement said.

"The governor is in good spirits, laughing and joking with hospital staff and his wife Jeannie," it said.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. patNY

    And he doesn't have to pay a penny for his health care...he's got top notch health insurance paid by the tax payers of Colorado!

    March 2, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  2. Dutch/BAd Newz, VA

    Get well soon Guvna.

    March 2, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  3. Birdie

    I heard the bicycles involved were made by Toyota.

    March 2, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  4. lilacluvr

    Hope his bike riding skills are not indicative of his skills to run the state.

    March 2, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  5. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Glad he's okay but there are so many Americans without jobs and healthcare they aren't laughing and joking with him.

    March 2, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  6. rita

    Mr Bill Ritter, next time , pay attention

    March 2, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  7. ran

    No surprise to me seeing the way he has been driving the Colorado Government into the ground.

    March 2, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  8. chris

    I bet you Colorado is light years ahead of California in terms of bike infrastructure and motorist awareness. It sucks he bit it, but kudos to the Gov. for setting a positive example for fun, efficient, and CLEAN transportation! Not to mention the personal benefits derived from biking. (A smile. And a toned body)

    March 2, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |