Supreme Court's Stephen Breyer Falls Off Bike, Breaks Shoulder
It's his third major accident
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2013 3:14 PM CDT
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer during a lecture at Boston University School of Law earlier this year.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – One of Stephen Breyer's Supreme Court clerks might gently suggest that it's time to put away the bike: Breyer broke his shoulder today after taking a spill in DC near the Korean War memorial, reports the Los Angeles Times. It's actually his third major bike accident, notes NPR. He broke a collarbone in 2011 and suffered a punctured lung and broken ribs after getting hit by a car in 1993. The 74-year-old had shoulder-replacement surgery this morning and is expected to make a full recovery, reports AP. (Why yes, this is the same justice who got robbed by machete last year.)

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okaragozian
Apr 28, 2013 6:49 AM CDT
I want to apologize for this comment as it is in poor taste, but this is what happens when you lean a little too much to the left; God steps in and makes it right.
$28919642
Apr 27, 2013 5:50 PM CDT
This guy is the Charlie Brown of the Supreme Court. What next? A Kite-Eating Tree?
NorCalHal
Apr 27, 2013 5:47 PM CDT
After Obummer's gone it would be great if Breyer would "fall off the bench" too!