Crown Prince Kardam of Bulgaria, who was in a serious car crash yesterday, is in a coma, according to his doctors. Kardam, the eldest son of King Simeon of Bulgaria, was driving his Jaguar when the car veered off the road, hit a tree and then flipped over on the roof.
"The patient has a serious brain injury," said his doctor Jesus Medina. He added that the prognosis will not be known until the prince is brought out of the coma. "His vital signs, the frequency of his breathing and so on, have been stable since yesterday. There have been no major changes."
Kardam's mother, Queen Margarita and his three brothers, Kyril, Kubrat and Konstantin, were all at the hospital. Prince Kubrat, who is a medical doctor, told the press that the family remains optimistic about Kardam's condition.
The Crown Prince, who has lived in Spain for his entire life, is 46-years-old. He is married to the former Miriam Ungria. The couple have two sons, Boris and Beltran. The Crown Princess was also in the car, but it is believed that she suffered far less serious injuries including a broken elbow.
The Crown Prince is in the Doce de Octubre Hospital in Madrid. His wife was taken to the Las Paz hospital.
Crown Prince Kardam graduated from Penn State with a degree in economics.
Here is a link to an article that includes a recent photo of the Crown Prince and his family, when they visited Bulgaria in June.