By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 2, 2019

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on California mayor hit by car while bike-riding (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

The California mayor of a major Silicon Valley city is expected to be released from a hospital later Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle while bike-riding on New Year’s Day.

Mayor Sam Liccardo was hit Tuesday about 3 miles northeast of downtown. The driver stopped and stayed at the scene while the mayor was transported to a hospital.

Police do not suspect drugs or alcohol.

Liccardo said in a statement he has two fractured vertebrae and sternum, and requires a few months of physical therapy.

He will likely wear a brace to help with his injuries.

7: 30 a.m.

The mayor of San Jose is recovering in a hospital after being struck by an SUV while bicycling on New Year’s Day.

Mayor Sam Liccardo was hit Tuesday about 3 miles northeast of downtown and taken to a hospital with several broken bones, according to a statement from his office.

His office says the 48-year-old Liccardo was treated for “minor fractures” but offered no details.

Liccardo’s friend, Carl Guardino, tells the Mercury News he apparently fractured his collar bone and a chest bone, and had neck and back injuries.

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and was not arrested. Drugs and alcohol were not suspected, police said.

Liccardo is the mayor of the nation’s 10th largest city and an avid bicyclist.


Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News,

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