UPDATE: PKP to spend summer in wheelchair

Pierre Karl Péladeau will have to spend the next week or so in a Sherbrooke hospital after his bike accident, but doctors are saying he will make a full recovery.

Peladeau is being treated for multiple fractures including to his ribs, hip and collarbone after falling while cycling through Mont Orford park Sunday.

Doctors say it will take up to three months for those fractures to heal, and while that happens, he will have to get around in a wheelchair.

One of his shoulders is broken, so he won't be able to get around on crutches.

Yesterday, Julie Snyder brought the kids to see their father in hospital.

Snyder says on her Facebook page that wearing his helmet probably saved Peladeau's life, and she says one signs that he doing well is that he remembered her phone number.

Péladeau also suffered what's being described by doctors as a "mild" head injury, though he will not carry any lasting scars from it.

On his Facebook page Péladeau has thanked hospital staff for his care and says he hopes to be able to get back to work as the PQ MNA for St. Jerome as quickly as possible.

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  1. Murray posted on 05/21/2014 07:18 AM
    He looks better than he did when the PQ lost the last election!
  2. More BS posted on 05/21/2014 07:48 AM
    I wonder if he waited 20 hours in a waiting room before being looked after.
    I hope his bike is ok.
  3. Leo posted on 05/21/2014 08:09 AM
    How about we put him in nets for the next game? Is he good to go?
  4. Joel posted on 05/21/2014 09:01 AM
    Had the PQ spent our tax dollars fixing Quebec's roads instead of on their Charter of Rights, the pot hole PKP hit would not have been there. Let's all do a fist pump for Quebec's pot holes. I love justifiable irony.
  5. Ian Smith posted on 05/21/2014 10:25 AM
    Well, at least his fist is okay.
  6. Tony Fregapane posted on 05/21/2014 01:24 PM
    Guess he will not be hard at work as a MNA the next three months. Get well soon.
  7. Murray posted on 05/22/2014 08:21 AM
    Will PKP be tabling a private member's bill calling for mandatory helmets while cycling?
  8. Joel posted on 05/22/2014 08:46 AM
    Hopefully the hospital/room he's in will have TV services provide by BELL.
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