Lima

Peru's first lady involved in car crash, taken to hospital

By Manuel Vigo

On Thursday morning First Lady Nadine Heredia was involved in a car crash in downtown Lima, and was taken to a nearby hospital after sustaining injuries to her arms.

Peru's first lady involved in car crash, taken to hospital

(Photo: Canal N)

On Thursday morning First Lady Nadine Heredia was involved in a car crash in downtown Lima.


According to Peru21, the first lady’s car collided with another vehicle at the crossing between Jiron Quilca and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega Ave. and then crashed into a nearby traffic light.


Heredia, the daily said, sustained injuries to her arms, and was taken to a local hospital.


President Ollanta Humala arrived in Arequipa for a cabinet meeting on Thursday morning, and flew back to Lima after hearing of the accident.


Update: President Humala visited the first lady at the Anglo Americana Clinic, in Miraflores.


He was accompanied by his brother, Alexis Humala, and their mother Elena Tasso.


According to Peru21, witnesses have said Heredia’s vehicle was responsible for the accident.


Vehicle that Heredia\‘s car collided with. (Photo: El Comercio)