By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press Writer
CAMDEN, N.J. - Surgery on Gov. Jon S. Corzine's injured leg was successful Saturday and he is slowly recovering from the serious injuries he sustained in an SUV crash, doctors said.
Doctors cleaned a 15-centimeter wound in his left thigh. Dr. Robert F. Ostrum said he would perform a similar procedure again Monday at Cooper University Hospital.
The governor is not able to speak and not aware of his surroundings because of his heavy sedation. He was expected to remain on a ventilator until at least Monday, doctors said. Corzine, 60, did not suffer any brain damage.
"His vital signs are slowly, I will reiterate slowly, improving," Ostrum said.
Meanwhile, authorities searched for the red pickup truck whose driver apparently caused Thursday night's crash on the Garden State Parkway...