N.J. gov. hopeful Buono hurt in car crash

    State Sen. Barbara Buono has suffered facial cuts in an auto accident in Franklin Township.

    Police say 59-year-old Buono, a Democratic candidate for governor, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick following the accident at about 8 p.m. Monday.

    Police spokesman Sgt. Philip Rizzo tells the Star Ledger of Newark that Buono was a passenger in the car, sitting in the back seat. He says the circumstances of the crash are still being investigated.

     

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    Buono represents the 18th District in Middlesex County. She is likely to win the Democratic gubernatorial nomination and run against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in November.

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