Polish PM Unharmed in Collision of Convoy in Yerushalayim

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -
The site of the crash Monday night, which involved the escorts of the Polish prime minister. (Hachadashot Hachamot)
The site of the crash Monday night, which involved cars of the convoy of the Polish prime minister. (Hachadashot Hachamot)

Polish officials say that several vehicles in a convoy that included Poland’s prime minister collided near the entrance to Yerushalayim, during the premier’s visit to Israel.

The car carrying Prime Minister Beata Szydlo was not one of those that collided. She was unharmed.

The accident occurred late Monday as Szydlo was being transported from the Ben Gurion airport to Yerushalayim at the start of Polish-Israeli discussions.

Polish government spokesman Rafal Bochenek said that two Polish officials required medical attention but were not badly hurt.

One was a government security guard and the other a staff member of the prime minister’s office.