01/28/1999 AT 12:00 AM EST
Stephen King is writing again. The Maine-based author suffered broken bones and a collapsed lung when he was struck by a minivan June 19 while walking on a country road. In a statement, King said he is using a laptop computer to write for an hour and a half each day. But he added that most of his time is devoted to rehabilitation. "SK continues to work hard at his physical rehabilitation. He spends more time out of bed every day, using a walker or wheelchair," the horror writer said. The note referred to King in the third person because he dictated the contents to his wife, Tabitha.