LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his son, Patrick, received minor injuries Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident near their home, the governor’s press secretary said in a written statement.
According to Margita Thompson, the governor received 15 stitches to repair a cut lip. Both he and his son also were treated for minor cuts and bruises, and were released from St. John’s Hospital. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.
“The accident occurred at around 3:15 p.m. when another driver backed into a street in front of Governor Schwarzenegger as he rode his Harley-Davidson motorcycle,” Thompson said. “The governor was unable to avoid the vehicle in his path and collided with it at a low speed.”
Patrick, 12, was a passenger in the motorcycle’s sidecar. Both were wearing helmets at the time of the accident.