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Senate leader injured in car accident

By sgeissinger
Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 at 2:20 pm in General.

Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, suffered enough injuries in a minor traffic accident to cancel joining his colleagues on a lobbying trek to the nation’s capital this week, an aide said today.
The Senate leader was driving himself to a meeting Friday afternoon and was stopped in Interstate-880 traffic when a car collided with his, said Perata spokeswoman Alicia Trost.
“He is fine,” Trost said. “Just sore.”
A bi-partisan group of senators is visiting Washington, D.C., this week to meet with members of California’s congressional delegation on an array of issues.

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