A car accident on Interstate 12 in Baton Rouge left the Secretary of State injured and in need of surgery. He had injuries to his chest, back, and pelvis. The two car accident happened last week. The driver of the other car was not injured.
Dardenne was traveling in the center lane of Interstate-12 near its split with I-10 in Baton Rouge last Monday when his Infiniti veered to the right and brushed another car.
Police said Dardenne over-corrected for drifting right and yanked the steering week, causing his car to veer to the left and leave the highway and run on a median where he hit a drainage ditch.
He had surgery on Monday and is expected to be fine. He is being treated at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge.
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