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Assemblyman Mike Feuer recovering in intensive care after crash

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Assemblyman Mike Feuer (left) is in an intensive care unit recovering from a car crash.

Assemblyman Mike Feuer remained in intensive care Tuesday as new details emerged about the car crash that sent him to the hospital.

A trauma team treated the Los Angeles politician after a Chevy Tahoe struck his Toyota Prius on the driver’s side Monday. The other driver allegedly ran a red light. Feuer suffered multiple rib fractures, a bruised lung and spleen laceration, according to a statement from his campaign for Los Angeles city attorney. Emergency personnel had to use the "Jaws of Life" to remove Feuer from the vehicle.

He is in stable condition and recovering in the intensive care unit of an undisclosed hospital. His injuries are not life threatening, according to his campaign.

The statement said: “While his physicians have not yet determined a specific release date, Mr. Feuer anticipates being released soon. He’s looking forward to getting back to work soon.”

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Assemblyman Mike Feuer hospitalized following car crash

Assemblyman Mike Feuer

Courtesy Mike Feuer

Assemblyman Mike Feuer was hospitalized Monday after his car was struck by a truck that allegedly ran a red light. His campaign consultant says he will remain in the hospital for the next few days.

State Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles,  was hospitalized Monday after the car he was driving was hit by a truck, according to his political consultant. 

The assemblyman was driving a Toyota Prius on his way to L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s swearing-in ceremony when another driver ran a red light and crashed into his car.

“Mr. Feuer did not sustain any life-threatening injuries. However, he will stay in the hospital for the new few days,” said consultant John Shallman. “Mr. Feuer is expected to make a full and speedy recovery. The Feuer family thanks the media and public for respecting their privacy.”

No other details on the crash were immediately available.

Feuer is a candidate for Los Angeles city attorney. He will face incumbent City Attorney Carmen Trutanich in the March primary. He previously served on the Los Angeles City Council. 

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