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Alvaro injured in car crash

By Toby Vogel  -  25.02.2013 / 09:45 CET
German MEP in hospital with serious brain injuries.
Alexander Alvaro, a German Liberal MEP and one of the European Parliament's vice-presidents, has been seriously injured in a car crash near Leverkusen. One person died and two others were also injured.   

German media reported that Alvaro sustained serious brain injuries and had to be cut out of his heavily damaged Audi.    

Alvaro had been travelling from a party meeting in Düsseldorf late on Friday evening and was on his way back to Brussels when his car hit another car that was standing in the middle of the A1 highway. 

Alvaro, who is 37, is one of the most prominent younger members of the German Liberals.   

Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, said: “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. All my thoughts and hopes are with my good friend and close colleague.”   

Guy Verhofstadt, the leader of the Liberals and Democrats group in the Parliament to which Alvaro belongs, said: “I trust that he will make a full recovery and soon be able to continue his important work in the European Parliament.”
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