September 17, 2013 / 11:28 AM / 6 years ago

Russia Supreme Court chairman hurt in Ghana car crash

Russian Supreme Court chairman Vyacheslav Lebedev speaks to journalists during a briefing at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka, April 5, 2010. REUTERS/Mackson Wasamunu

ACCRA (Reuters) - Russia’s Supreme Court chairman Vyacheslav Lebedev was in intensive care but in a stable condition in Ghana’s capital after being involved in a car accident on Monday, officials said on Tuesday.

Lebedev was returning to Accra after speaking at a Ghana Bar Association conference in the town of Ho, southeast Ghana, when a truck veered into the lane in which his convoy was travelling, a Ghana Ministry of Information statement said.

Lebedev was airlifted by helicopter to hospital along with a police officer who was also injured, Deputy Superintendent of Police Alexander Obeng said by telephone. He described Lebedev’s injuries as minor.

A Russian embassy official confirmed the accident and said arrangements for his care had been made.

Reporting by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Alison Williams

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