Police officers escorting President Donald Trump’s motorcade were involved in a crash on Tuesday in Lake Charles.
The Secret Service says four were involved and three of them were taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Trump’s motorcade slowed down as it passed the site of the crash, according to Reuters. The President’s limousine was unaffected.
Two of the motorcycles involved are Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and the other motorcycle involved is a Sulphur Police Officer, according to Lt. Jeffrey Keenum, Lake Charles Police Department.
The motorcycle escorts stopped to deal with the crash, and some of them returned later to the motorcade.
The motorcycles escorting the presidential motorcade crashed on I-210 westbound near mile marker 11 around 1:50 pm.
All three were transported to the hospital by ambulance; two with what appears to be minor to moderate injuries and one CPSO deputy with serious injuries (he is in stable condition), according to Kayla Vincent, spokesperson for Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Reuters reports Trump continued on to an event at Cameron LNG Export Facility in Hackberry to promote energy infrastructure and economic growth.
Statement from the White House
“Today, three motorcycle officers from local law enforcement were injured in an accident while traveling with the President’s motorcade. All three are being treated for injuries at a nearby hospital and are in stable condition.”
– Sarah Sanders