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Update on Mike Feuer: A Few More Days in the Hospital Suffering Broken Ribs and More

The state assemblyman, who lives in the Fairfax District, represented Sherman Oaks, Studio City, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, among other areas.

State Assemblyman Mike Feuer, who was injured in a car accident Monday afternoon, is expected to remain in the hospital a few more days, a spokesman said.

Feuer, who is now a candidate for Los Angeles City Attorney, is doing well and is on the mend, spokesman David Jacobsen told Patch.

John Shallman, chief strategist for Feuer's campaign, released the following statement: 

Yesterday, while Mr. Feuer was driving his Toyota Prius to Jackie Lacey's swearing-in ceremony at the Galen Center, he was involved in a car accident with a driver in a Chevy Tahoe who ran a red light. Mr. Feuer was traveling alone when his car was struck on the driver’s side. 

The impact was so severe that emergency personnel needed the Jaws of Life to pull him out. Mr. Feuer was immediately transported to a hospital and admitted by a trauma team.

Once he arrived at the hospital, doctors assessed his condition and determined that he had multiple rib fractures with pulmonary contusion and a spleen laceration.

He is currently in stable condition and is recovering in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. His condition is not life threatening and he is expected to make a full and prompt recovery. 

While his physicians have not yet determined a specific release date, Mr. Feuer anticipates being released soon.

Mike's wife Gail is with him and they both wish to express their deepest appreciation and sincere thanks to the first responders and physicians and nurses who have cared for him. 

Thanks also to his family, friends, constituents and supporters for their concern, prayers and well wishes. He's looking forward to getting back to work soon.

Jacobsen said Feuer appreciates all the well wishes posted on Patch.

Shallman said, "Mr. Feuer is expected to make a full and speedy recovery."

Robert Leighton December 05, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Best wishes to Mike Feuer rfor a speedy recovery! Robert Leighton
Vivicca Whitsett December 05, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Wowzers!! Just shows you can't keep a good man down. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Pat Dixon December 05, 2012 at 05:44 AM
I just hope they caught the moron who went through the red light
Insider December 05, 2012 at 07:07 AM
http://www.scpr.org/blogs/politics/2012/12/04/11392/assemblyman-mike-feuer-recovering-intensive-care-a/ Assemblyman Mike Feuer recovering in intensive care after 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.” Feuer is running against incumbent Carmen Trutanich in the 2013 race for city attorney.
Maureen Levinson December 05, 2012 at 02:44 PM
RE: “…full and prompt recovery” This is true grit and we need someone like this as our City Attorney. Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.
Alison Hill December 05, 2012 at 03:19 PM
I went to junior high school with Mike! He is a fabulous person. I also wish him a speedy and complete recovery. He is a wonderful person and definitely should be the next City Attorney.
David Evans December 05, 2012 at 03:32 PM
I am very sorry to hear about the accident! I send you all my best wishes for a fast and complete recovery. We need you as City Attorney! David Evans
Crystal DaCosta December 05, 2012 at 04:58 PM
A very speedy and full recovery to Mike. Looking forward to seeing you up and round real soon! Crystal DaCosta
Barry Brucker December 05, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Best of Luck Mike.... We are all saying our prayers for a speedy recovery. Barry and Sue
Skraeling December 05, 2012 at 07:27 PM
LA has far too many of these jerks...I can see people running lights every single day on nearly every corner of the Valley....the cops do nothing, the lights mean nothing, and since most appear to be either very young or immigrants it is politcally impossible to enforce our laws.....Drive Defensively...slow down, use turn signals, and your rear view mirrors and side mirrors may save you from a life of parapalegia..
Joan Pelico December 05, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Dear Mike, All of us here at Council District 5 are thinking very good thoughts for you and your Family and we know, you will bounce back in no time. Joan Pelico
Brian Hamilton December 05, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Wishing Mr. Feuer a speedy and painless recovery! This is yet another reminder of how vulnerable we all are. Let's slow down and drive carefully. ~Brian Hamilton
Bert Bogash December 05, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Our thoughts are with Mike for a full and fast recovery.
judson greene December 06, 2012 at 01:53 AM
I can't tell you how many times this past week I had a bunch of near misses driving my silver Prius. It was almost like I was invisible whether driving local surface streets or on the freeway. Even turning on the lights didn't help me! Sorry about your accident! But never would doubt that Tahoe would beat Prius! Speedy recovery!
Liz Schwartz December 06, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Sending healing thoughts to you Mike!
Marshall Long December 07, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Hang in there Mike. Heal soon.

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