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Kuwaiti ambassador 'fine' after traffic accident

By Rana Husseini - Mar 02,2014 - Last updated at Mar 02,2014

AMMAN — Kuwait’s Ambassador to Jordan Hamad Saleh Al Duaij was recovering at a hospital on Sunday following a traffic accident on the Amman-Zarqa highway a day earlier, according to Civil Defence Department (CDD) and embassy officials.

“We were informed that the ambassador’s condition is fine but we still do not know when he will be discharged from hospital,” an embassy official told The Jordan Times.

A trailer hit the ambassador’s car from the rear near Jawad Bakery at 9:50pm on Saturday, a CDD official said.

“The impact caused the ambassador’s car to slam into two other vehicles,” the CDD official told The Jordan Times.

Four Jordanians in the two vehicles that were hit by the ambassador’s car were injured in the accident and rushed to Prince Hamzah Hospital where they were listed in fair condition, the CDD official explained.

The CDD took the ambassador to the Arab Medical Centre in Amman, he added.

A CDD statement said that the Kuwaiti envoy was returning from the Zaatari Refugee Camp “following a humanitarian mission”.

A senior traffic official told The Jordan Times that a traffic committee is investigating the accident.

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