Leventhal Home From The Hospital
Montgomery County Council member George Leventhal is home from the hospital after a collision with a deer late Thursday during the afternoon rush on the Capital Beltway.
Council spokesman Neil Greenberger said Leventhal did not expect to return to work for the next few days, but hoped to use a phone hookup for a meeting of the council's health and human services committee, which he chairs, later this week.
Leventhal suffered broken bones in his face and was hospitalized for several days at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda before being released on Sunday. He is awaiting further medical evaluations.
"He is home and he is feeling okay," Greenberger said.
Leventhal was en route from the council offices in Rockville, where he had presided over a hearing of the health committee, when a deer crashed into his windshield of his 2007 Mercury Mariner around 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Greenberger said.
Leventhal was able to guide his car onto the shoulder near the Connecticut Avenue exit, avoiding other cars despite congested road conditions. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he remained over the weekend.
Greenberger said the council rules will prevent Leventhal from offering a proxy vote that another member could cast for him on Tuesday when the council is expected to resume work on the growth policy.
November 5, 2007; 3:15 PM ET
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