Polish prime minister 'injured after auto hits her convoy'

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo arrives at a press conference. Szydlo was in a car wreck on Friday that involved a you

Polish PM injured in car accident: Reports

Prime Minister Beata Szydlo suffered injuries in a vehicle crash in southern Poland on Friday and was flown by helicopter to Warsaw for medical tests, even though doctors and her spokesman said that she was not badly hurt.

"There aren't more accidents involving the Government Protection Bureau officers and cars, they are just more publicised, because different people are in power today and different people publicise them", Deputy Interior Minister Jarosław Zieliński told a press conference.

Two security officers in Ms Szydlo's auto, including the driver, were also taken to hospital.

A government spokesman said Ms Szydlo was being checked out in a hospital but that she did not appear to be badly hurt.

Poland's Internal Security Agency (ABW) is in Oswiecim to investigate the circumstances of the accident and try to reconstruct what happened, PAP has been told by Stanislaw Zaryn, spokesperson for the minister-coordinator of special services. He could not immediately confirm whether she will attend the weekly government meeting on Tuesday.

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo is transported to a rescue helicopter after a car accident in Oswiecim Poland Friday Feb. 10 2017. Szydlo suffered min
Beata Szydlo: Polish PM hurt in second convoy crash in months

"This is the third serious accident including the country's most important officials over the past year".

Jakubowski said Szydlo suffered some injuries to her body but that the prognosis is good.

Polish President Andrzej Duda and Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz have also been involved in recent vehicle accidents, though without injury.

The 21-year-old driver of the Fiat admitted to and has been charged with causing the accident and could face up to three years in jail.

Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz escaped uninjured from an eight-car collision two weeks ago.

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