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Peru's first lady involved in car crash, taken to hospital
(Photo: Canal N)
By Manuel Vigo
January 31, 2013
Lima (Map: Wikipedia)
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)
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Total coments: 7
Commented By: aries1990
On: February 1, 2013. 7:08 pm
well, the point is that now she is better..anyway..it means that no one is free of having a car accident
Commented By: Elvis
On: February 1, 2013. 1:17 pm
Refrain from questioning??? Dan, you r devoid of reality! I assume that Nadine had a driver. I know very well the driving habits here in Peru. I also know VERY well the police "habits" here in Peru. I will believe the eyewitness every time, and am absolutely sure that the police will not come to an unbiased conclusion......
Commented By: Jimmyjames
On: January 31, 2013. 1:33 pm
Anything known about the cause and rate of speed? Driving like a combi???
Commented By: Sarah J.
On: January 31, 2013. 3:19 pm
Talking on the cellphone???
Commented By: Janice
On: January 31, 2013. 3:37 pm
I wouldn't put too much stock in what the witnesses said, at least not before the police investigate the accident. I say this from experience.
Commented By: RedBaron
On: January 31, 2013. 9:00 pm
" experience" tells me to discount ANYTHING that has the police involved.....
Commented By: Dan
On: February 1, 2013. 3:39 am
Please refrain negative comments until police investigates the accident, as Janice suggests. It's unfair to assume the use of cell phone or driving "driving like a combi". This is Peru's First Lady you're talking about.
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