Lebedev was returning to Accra after speaking at a Ghana Bar Association conference in the town of Ho, southeast Ghana, when a truck veered into the lane in which his convoy was travelling, a Ghana Ministry of Information statement said.
Lebedev was airlifted by helicopter to hospital along with a police officer who was also injured, Deputy Superintendent of Police Alexander Obeng said by telephone. He described Lebedev’s injuries as minor.
A Russian embassy official confirmed the accident and said arrangements for his care had been made.
Photo: Russian Supreme Court chairman Vyacheslav Lebedev speaks to journalists during a briefing at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka, April 5, 2010. REUTERS/Mackson Wasamunu
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