Sunday, August 31, 2008

Romania panflutist Zamfir hospitalized in accident

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Police say panflutist Gheorghe Zamfir has been hospitalized after being hit by a car near his home in Bucharest.

Police spokesman Christian Ciocan says the accident happened when Zamfir crossed the street home near Bucharest's Gara de Nord railway station. The driver of the car did not stop.
Zamfir, who is 67, is in stable condition.
Ciocan says a man told police Sunday that he had caused Friday's accident.
Zamfir played for world leaders including U.S. President George Bush during a NATO summit in April in Bucharest.

Known as «master of the pan flute,» Zamfir has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and been awarded 120 gold and platinum discs.

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