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Polish PM to remain in hospital a few more days after crash

  • FILE- In this Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 file photo Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo welcomes her Irish counterpart Enda Kenny. Szydlo was in a car wreck on Friday that involved a young driver in a Fiat 500 hitting her car from the side and was being checked out in a hospital, officials and news reports said, adding she was not badly hurt. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)

    FILE- In this Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 file photo Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo welcomes her Irish counterpart Enda Kenny. Szydlo was in a car wreck on Friday that involved a young driver in a Fiat 500 hitting her car from the side and was being checked out in a hospital, officials and news reports said, adding she was not badly hurt. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • Polish Prime Minister's Beata Szydlo's car after an accident in Oswiecim, Poland, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Szydlo suffered minor injuries Friday after a small Fiat hit her car, officials and Polish news reports said. Her spokesman said she was being examined in a hospital but wasn't badly hurt. (AP Photo)

    Polish Prime Minister's Beata Szydlo's car after an accident in Oswiecim, Poland, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Szydlo suffered minor injuries Friday after a small Fiat hit her car, officials and Polish news reports said. Her spokesman said she was being examined in a hospital but wasn't badly hurt. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Poland's government spokesman says Prime Minister Beata Szydlo will remain hospitalized for several more days as she recovers from a car accident and will not attend her weekly Cabinet meeting Tuesday.

Szydlo was in a crash Friday evening in the southern Polish town of Oswiecim, her hometown.

She told state TV Sunday she was injured by her seat belt when the car she was traveling in hit a tree as it swerved to avoid a small car. She is being treated in a military hospital in Warsaw.

Prosecutors say the driver of the small car, a young man, has admitted causing the accident.

Government spokesman Rafal Bochenek said Monday that Szydlo has been meeting with government members and signing documents from the hospital but must remain there several more days.