Former Rowan County Judge-Executive Clyde Thomas and his wife, Charlotte, were involved in a traffic accident last Thursday in Sarasota, Fla., that left Mrs. Thomas hospitalized.

She sustained a serious ankle injury and was scheduled to undergo surgery on Monday at a Sarasota hospital.

A daughter, Denise Patrick, said Monday that her mother, 72, is expected to make a full recovery. She said her father, 73, sustained multiple bruises.

The accident occurred in front of the home the couple occupies during the winter months. They were preparing to return to Kentucky, Patrick said.