Peladeau won't be walking for 3 months after bicycle crash
Quebec MLA and media mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau posted this photo of himself lying in a hospital bed at CHUS hospital east of Montreal on Tuesday. (Facebook)
SHERBROOKE, Que. — Quebec MLA and media mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau won't be able to walk for three months after crashing his bicycle, doctors said Wednesday.
Peladeau fractured his ribs, shoulder and pelvis and suffered a "minor traumatic brain injury," physicians told a news conference Wednesday.
The 52-year-old MLA crashed his bike in Quebec's Eastern Townships on Sunday.
In a Facebook post, he said cyclists found him lying at the side of a road and called 911.
His ex-girlfriend, television host Julie Snyder, also posted to Facebook, writing that "happily, he was wearing a helmet, it saved his life."
Peladeau also posted a photo of himself lying in a hospital bed at CHUS hospital east of Montreal.
He was covered in bruises and scrapes, and will be in a wheelchair for an undetermined amount of time once he is discharged.
The crash is a major blow to the Parti Quebecois as the legislature resumes this week.
The PQ, decimated in the April 7 election, pegged Peladeau as its finance critic.