Munich (dpa / lby) - Bavaria's Minister of Agriculture Michaela Kaniber (CSU) is expected to stay in the hospital for a few days after an accident with her company car. A ministry spokesman said Tuesday. It is not yet clear how long she will have to stay there. The minister was hospitalized on Monday after the accident in the Traunstein district with moderate injuries. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries and was also taken to a hospital for observation.
According to the investigation, Kaniber's service limousine collided with another car on the district road from Neukirchen in the direction of Siegsdorf. Its driver had previously avoided a car, which had therefore left the oncoming lane. A rescue helicopter flew the seriously injured 58-year-old to a hospital. She is in the intensive care unit and is in a very critical condition, said a spokesman for the Oberbayern Süd police headquarters.
According to the police, an expert examined the scene of the accident, the cars involved were towed away and secured. It will probably take a few weeks for the accident report to be available, said the police spokesman.