Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver is in a Connecticut hospital after a bicycle accident on November 10, according to sources. Silver suffered a knee injury after striking a pothole. He will remain in the hospital following treatment.
“Due to an injury sustained during a bicycle accident on November 10, Speaker Silver was admitted to Stamford Hospital…on Sunday to undergo treatments to address the swelling in his knee,” said spokesman Michael Whyland. “These are minor procedures which are expected to conclude on Tuesday.”
Cyclists need to be careful and aware the road conditions wherever they are riding. It is unclear why the pothole was not addressed or if Silver was on a road or a bike path, but regardless, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
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