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Man charged in car crash that injured Polish prime minister

  • Reporter wait  in front of the government hospital, the Military Medical Institute, in Warsaw, Poland on Saturday, 11 Feb. 2017, where Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo is undergoing detailed medical tests after she was hurt, but not seriously, when her limousine was involved in a car crash and hit a tree in her southern hometown of Oswiecim on Friday night.  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Reporter wait in front of the government hospital, the Military Medical Institute, in Warsaw, Poland on Saturday, 11 Feb. 2017, where Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo is undergoing detailed medical tests after she was hurt, but not seriously, when her limousine was involved in a car crash and hit a tree in her southern hometown of Oswiecim on Friday night. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Feb. 7, 2017 Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo speaks during a press conference in Warsaw, Poland. Polish prosecutors filed charges Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 against a 21-year-old man who is accused of causing a traffic accident that injured Szydlo and two other people last week. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    In this Feb. 7, 2017 Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo speaks during a press conference in Warsaw, Poland. Polish prosecutors filed charges Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 against a 21-year-old man who is accused of causing a traffic accident that injured Szydlo and two other people last week. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

Polish prosecutors have filed charges against a 21-year-old man who is accused of causing a traffic accident that injured Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and two other people last week.

The crash occurred Friday evening in the southern Polish city of Oswiecim, Szydlo's hometown. She had just arrived there for the weekend when the driver her car swerved to avoid hitting a small Fiat.

The regional prosecutors in Krakow said the driver of the Fiat, identified only as Sebastian K., was charged Tuesday with involuntary violation of traffic safety, a crime punishable by up to three years in prison.

After the crash, Szydlo was flown to a military hospital in Warsaw, where she is still recovering.