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Minister of Transport injured in car crash

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Gabriel Palacka, the Minister of Transport, Telecommunications and post, was injured in a car crash early Sunday, February 7. His wife and the driver of his BMW were also injured.

"Palacka's BMW official car, which left the road and crashed, was completely destroyed," said Karol Tonka, from the press department of the ministry. "It is too early to trace the reasons for the accident. It could have been that the driver dozed off, bad weather conditions, or the technical failure of the car." Tonka added that the police have begun an investigation.

Palacka suffered three broken ribs, fractured his pelvis and injured his knee which required surgery on February 8. Mrs. Palacka reported minor cuts and spinal injuries while the driver suffered nose and head injuries.

Alexander Poprac, head physician of the Nitra hospital trauma department, said that Mrs. Palacka has experienced no problems with the mobility of her extremities and that the minister will require two weeks of hospitalisation and two months of recovery. All three injured are expected to recover fully.

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