PM likely to resume her duties following traffic accident
February 13, 2017
There is a chance that PM Beata Szydło will return to her duties on Monday following her Friday car accident, ruling Law and Justice (PiS) deputy Jaroslaw Sellin said on Sunday citing a source from PM’s inner circle.
PM Szydlo has been under doctors’care at the Military Medical Institute in Warsaw where she was transported by helicopter for medical tests after being lightly injured in a traffic accident in the southern city of O¶wiecim Friday evening.
Public broadcaster TVP INFOsaid she suffered bruises to her chest from her seat belt.
The accident occurred about 6.30 pm when Szydlo was traveling in a three-car convoy and a 21-year-old driver in a Fiat Seicento drove into her Audi limousine causing it to crash into a tree.Two security officers, one of whom was the car’s driver, were also taken to a hospital with injuries.
This was a second crash of a government limousine this year.
In November, several vehicles in a Polish government convoy, collided during a state visit to Israel, injuring two Polish officials.
The country’s President Andrzej Duda and Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz have also been involved in crashes over the past year. They both escaped unhurt from the accidents.
Poland’s interior minister Mariusz Błaszczak Saturday called an emergency meeting with leaders in the government protection office to addressed security concerns.