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Michelle Obama’s motorcade involved in accident

Columbus, Ohio's 10TV reports:

Two law enforcement officials were injured in a crash while part of a motorcade escort for First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday.

According to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, two motorcycles collided at about 4:15 p.m. along U.S. Route 36/ state Route 37 and South Old State Road.

The motorcade was en route to the Delaware, Ohio airport after the first lady delivered a speech at Ohio Wesleyan University. Apparently the two clipped each other one motorcyclist pulled over to the side of the road and the other failed to get out of the way.

A state trooper and a Genoa Township police officer were hospitalized in Columbus. The police officer sustained a broken toe, some broken ribs, and a concussion, according to Genoa Township Police Chief Robert Taylor.

The first lady was unhurt, and the motorcade continued to its destination. 

"The first lady is fine," a campaign official told Reuters. "Thankfully [the officers] were not seriously injured."


Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.



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