Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t plan to change his schedule even though he received 15 stitches in his lip for injuries sustained when his motorcycle collided with a car, his spokeswoman said.
The governor was expected to keep his appointments Monday, spokeswoman Margita Thompson said.
Schwarzenegger was riding his motorcycle Sunday with his 12-year-old son, Patrick, in the sidecar, when a car backed out of a driveway in the Brentwood section, Thompson said.
“The governor was unable to avoid the vehicle in his path and collided with it at a low speed,” she said in a statement.
Schwarzenegger and his son, who were wearing helmets, were treated for cuts and bruises at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica and released, Thompson said.
The car’s driver was uninjured. No citations were issued, police Officer Jason Lee said.
The governor broke six ribs in a motorcycle crash in December 2001 and was hospitalized for four days. He was unable to avoid a car that had stopped in front of him.
“It was very painful, much more painful than the heart surgery,” he said at the time, referring to an operation he had in 1997 to replace a heart valve. “A rib breaking is like the worst.”