MONTEVIDEO – Sen. Jose Carlos Cardoso, a member of Uruguay’s opposition National Party, or PN, was admitted in critical condition to Montevideo’s Hospital Britanico after a car accident early Monday, PN spokesmen told EFE.
Cardoso was driving with his wife and son from Barra del Chuy to La Paloma, located on the eastern coast of Uruguay, when he apparently lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons, went off the road and flipped over.
The senator sustained multiple injuries, including fractures and a serious blow to the head, and he was taken by helicopter to the hospital, where he remains in the intensive care unit, media reports said.
“We do not wish to cause alarm, but his situation, we are being told, is serious,” PN Congressman Jaime Trobo told Radio Espectador.
Cardoso’s wife and son suffered minor injuries and are being treated at a medical facility in Rocha province.