Moldova’s president slightly injured in car crash

September 9, 2018
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, Moldovan President Igor Dodon arrives to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Moldovan authorities say President Igor Dodon has sustained minor injuries when the car he was traveling in was involved in a crash near the town of Straseni, north of Moldovan capital Chisinau, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP, File)

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovan President Igor Dodon sustained minor injuries Sunday when the car he was traveling in was involved in a crash, officials said.

Presidential adviser Maxim Lebedinschi said Dodon didn’t require medical treatment after the crash, which occurred near the town of Straseni, north of the capital, Chisinau.

“He is well and doesn’t need medical help,” Lebedinschi said.

Lebedinschi said the collision occurred as cars in the presidential motorcade crashed into an oncoming vehicle as they were passing another vehicle. He said the other car hadn’t respected traffic rules, and that more information would be forthcoming.

Anatolie Golea, a spokesman for the state security service, said the president sustained scratches. He didn’t provide further details about the crash.

Images in Moldova showed one car from the presidential motorcade that appeared to have overturned. It wasn’t clear whether Dodon was traveling in that car.

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