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02/23/2013 12:15 pm ET | Updated Apr 25, 2013

Alexander Alvaro, European Parliament Deputy President, Seriously Injured In Car Crash In Germany

BERLIN, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The deputy president of the European Parliament, Alexander Alvaro, was seriously injured in a car crash in western Germany overnight, a spokesman for the European liberals group ALDE said on Saturday.

Alvaro, 37, is a member of Germany's Free Democrats.

"I have been informed of a car crash involving Alexander Alvaro, I am deeply shocked by the horrific accident. On behalf of the European Parliament and his colleagues, I wish him a speedy and full recovery," European Parliament President Martin Schulz said in a statement. (Reporting by Alexandra Hudson; Additional reporting by Foo Yun Chee in Brussels; Editing by Jon Hemming)

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