Basketball-Italian Federation's president Petrucci hospitalised after car accident


(Reuters) - Italian Basketball Federation (IBF) President Gianni Petrucci has been hospitalized following a car accident, Italian media reported on Saturday.

Petrucci, who was president of Italy's Olympic Committee from 1999 until 2013, went off the road in a car in Valmontone, near Rome, news agency Ansa said, citing local police.

He was transported by air ambulance to the San Camillo hospital in Rome where he underwent a series of tests, local media reported. His condition is reportedly serious but not life-threatening, and he is conscious.

Petrucci, 78, has been head of the IBF since 2013 and previously served in the same role from 1992 to 1999.

(Reporting by Anita Kobylinska in Gdansk; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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