European Parliament Deputy President injured in car crash

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:18 PM

BERLIN (Reuters) - The deputy president of the European Parliament, Alexander Alvaro, was seriously injured in a car crash in western Germany overnight, a spokesman for the European liberals group ALDE said on Saturday.

Alvaro, 37, is a member of Germany's Free Democrats.

"I have been informed of a car crash involving Alexander Alvaro, I am deeply shocked by the horrific accident. On behalf of the European Parliament and his colleagues, I wish him a speedy and full recovery," European Parliament President Martin Schulz said in a statement.

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(Reporting by Alexandra Hudson; Additional reporting by Foo Yun Chee in Brussels; Editing by Jon Hemming)