San Jose Mayor Liccardo expected to make full recovery after bike accident

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San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is expected to make a full recovery after he suffered bruises, scrapes and minor fractures when he was struck by a vehicle Tuesday as he was bicycling, the mayor's office said Wednesday.

Liccardo's injuries do not require surgery but he may wear an ankle brace to help his fractures heal. He's expected to recover at home through the weekend.

The collision happened around 12:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Salt Lake Drive. The driver of the vehicle that struck him pulled over and stayed at the collision scene while the mayor was taken to a hospital, according to his office.

In a statement Wednesday Liccardo said, "Thank you to the many thoughtful neighbors and friends who reached out with their well wishes since my bike accident yesterday. I've got fractures to two of my vertebrae and my sternum, but felt blessed to be able to walk on the hospital floor today with the help of the great folks at Regional Medical Center. I'm told the prognosis is good--although I've got a couple of months of physical therapy ahead, I expect to be working from home this week, and back at City Hall doing the job I love next week."