The motorcade of the Prime Minister of Poland, PM Beata Szydlo, was involved in a large motor vehicle accident Monday evening (Nov. 21) in which both an ambulance and a police car collided.
The prime minister had just begun her official visit to Israel. Three people were treated for light wounds, according to the United Hatzolah emergency response organization.
The circumstances of the accident are under investigation.
Road safety is a major issue in Israel, one that is tracked by the Or Yarok (“Green Light”) association, which works together in tandem with other major traffic agencies and organizations.
Prime Minister Szydlo was scheduled to attend a private dinner Monday evening with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem.
On Tuesday the Polish leader is to attend Mass at the Franciscan Church in the Old City of Jerusalem. She will then meet with Israeli ministers and PM Netanyahu at the David Citadel Hotel in the capital, where cooperation agreements between the two countries are expected to be signed.
PM Szydlo will visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum on Tuesday afternoon, where she will participate in a memorial ceremony at the Hall of Remembrance, visit the Children’s Memorial and sign the Yad Vashem Guest Book.
The Polish leader will end her visit to the Jewish State with a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem that will take in the Jaffa Gate, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Western Wall.