updated 8/31/2008 5:03:21 PM ET 2008-08-31T21:03:21

The first lady of West Virginia is recovering from bruises after she was struck by a car while riding a bicycle with her husband, Gov. Joe Manchin.

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Gayle Manchin was taken to a hospital Sunday after the accident, but was OK and went home, a spokeswoman for the governor said.

The accident occurred during a bike ride near the state Capitol, when a vehicle pulling onto a road hit the first lady, spokeswoman Lara Ramsburg said.

The governor was not hit. He turned back to help his wife, who was also aided by their security detail.

Ramsburg said she doesn't know whether the driver was cited. Police did not immediately return a telephone message for comment.

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