Former Assemblyman Mike Feuer, a candidate for Los Angeles city attorney, was released from a hospital Saturday following five days of treatment for serious car injuries, his office announced.
Feuer's office said he will return to the campaign trail on Monday.
Last Monday, Feuer was seriously injured when a large SUV went through a stop light and T-boned his Prius. rescuers used hydraulic jaws to pry the Prius open and pull Feuer out.
He suffered multiple rib fractures with pulmonary contusion and a spleen laceration, and was treated in an intensive care unit at California Hospital Medical Center, near Staples Center.
"I'd like to thank the first responders at the crash scene -- firefighters, paramedics and police officers -- who successfully removed me from my car and brought me safely to the hospital," he said in a statement today.
"I am truly blessed and excited to be going home," he said. "While it will take a little time to get back to 100 percent, I am determined to get back to work."
Feuer, 54, had served on the L.A. city council from 1995 to 2001 and then ran for assemblyman.
He faces the incumbent Carmen Trutanich, Greg Smith and Noel Weiss in the March election.