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Ferry on the mend

Councilman recovering after fall in Washington, D.C.

Posted: July 19, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 19, 2013 2:00 a.m.

Frank Ferry

 

Santa Clarita City Councilman Frank Ferry said Thursday he is on the mend after fracturing several bones during a visit to Washington, D.C., and he hopes to be fully recovered in the next six to eight weeks.

In an email sent to The Signal Thursday, Ferry wrote that he was trying to jump onto a ledge to get to an elevator more quickly.

But he didn’t quite make it, falling backward and fracturing his left femur, the left side of his pelvic bone and his upper left shoulder.

“This falls under the category of accidents happen and the things that came easy in your twenties are not quite as easy nearing 50 years old,” Ferry wrote.

But none of the fractures require surgery or casting, Ferry wrote.

“This was not a towering stuntman fall ten stories off a rooftop, but rather two feet,” he wrote.

Still, Ferry said he cannot currently use his left side and he has been moved to a rehab center.

“Our main goal is to safely be able to fly home to Los Angeles,” he wrote.

Ferry was not in Washington, D.C., on any official city business when the accident occurred. Rather, he said, he was there with his fiancée to help move one of her sons to attend Georgetown University and to register his fiancée’s youngest son at a summer camp at the university.

Ferry said he hopes to be fully mended in the next six to eight weeks.

The councilman, who was elected to office in 1998 and has served ever since, had this bit of advice:
“The moral of my mishap: take the ramp to the elevator, save the jumping for the experts.”

 

 

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