According to several reporters traveling with President Donald J. Trump, four motorcycle police officers were injured in a crash while escorting his motorcade.
“Breaking: Trump’s vehicle is fine, but some officers who are part of his motorcade crashed. We could see at least a couple officers on ground and injured,” said Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs. “I saw 3 officers down on Interstate 10 near Lake Charles as Trump motorcade headed to Hackberry. One in grassy ditch, sitting up. One flat on his back on highway shoulder, bleeding. A third standing up, bleeding from his arm. Our whole side of highway was closed to traffic.”
I saw 3 officers down on Interstate 10 near Lake Charles as Trump motorcade headed to Hackberry.
One in grassy ditch, sitting up. One flat on his back on highway shoulder, bleeding. A third standing up, bleeding from his arm.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) May 14, 2019
Steve Herman of Voice of America confirmed that four officers were injured in the crash.
“‘Four motorcycle police officers were involved in an accident as the [President’s] motorcade left the airport’ in [Louisiana] confirms [The White House] which says no one was seriously injured,” he said.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) May 14, 2019
Secret Service also released a statement on the accident.
“Today, at approximately 1:30pm CDT, four motorcycle police officers were involved in an accident during a Presidential motorcade in Lake Charles, LA. Three of the four officers were taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries,” the law enforcement entity said. “The injured officers were from the Westlake Police Department, Sulfur Police Department and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office. The accident did not impact the movement of the motorcade,”
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