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Czech President Petr Pavel hospitalized after motorcycle accident

More fear than harm. Czech President Petr Pavel was hospitalized on Thursday in Prague after a minor motorcycle accident, but his injuries are “not serious,” the X cabinet said. At the age of 62, the one who has been president since March 2023 will remain in the Military Hospital. University of Prague for an indefinite period.

“His injuries are not serious, but he should remain under observation for a while,” the same source said. According to the Czech press, the head of state fell while riding in a vicious circle. Therefore, the police did not begin an investigation into the incident.

Passionate motorcyclist

Former NATO general Petr Pavel is an avid motorcyclist and currently rides a powerful BMW R1200 GS. Last summer, newspapers published a photo of him on a motorcycle, but without a helmet.

An elite paratrooper, Petr Pavel became famous for liberating French troops besieged by the Serbs during the Bosnian War in 1993. In 2012, Paris also awarded him the Legion of Honor for his bravery. General Pavel demonstrated extraordinary courage in intervening in the conflict between the Serbian and Croatian warring parties. , then a young officer operationsand its Czech volunteers rescued 53 Frenchmen and took care of the repatriation of the bodies of two French soldiers killed during the offensive,” says the website of the French Embassy in Prague.

Source: Le Parisien

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