Police accompanying Trump's motorcade injured in crash

  15 May 2019    Read: 792
  Police accompanying Trump

Three police officers on motorcycles were injured Tuesday while accompanying President Trump's motorcade in Louisiana, according to the White House.

The White House told reporters travelling with the president that the officers were involved in an accident at the motorcade left the airport. The officers did not sustain serious injuries.

The president's vehicle was not involved in the incident and Trump was not injured, according to reports.

“Today, three motorcycle officers from local law enforcement were injured in an accident while travelling with the President’s motorcade. All three are being treated for injuries at a nearby hospital and are in stable condition," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg, who is travelling with Trump to Louisiana, posted photos on social media that showed an officer next to his motorcycle turned over on the highway. She reported that she saw three officers down along the interstate, including two who appeared to be bleeding. 

Louisiana State Police referred requests for comment to Lake Charles City Police, who were unable to provide additional information as of early Tuesday evening.

The incident occurred as Trump travelled from Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Cameron LNG Export Terminal in Hackberry, about 30 miles away.

More about: Trump   crash