An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper, who was helping escort Vice President Joe Biden’s motorcade, was injured this morning in amotorcycle accident.
The motorcycle accident happened around 10:30 a.m. near the Rayland exit in Jefferson County. The motorcycles leading Biden’s motorcade were trying to funnel cars to the right lane, but one car went left and struck the motorcycle.
Wells Township Police Chief John Ingram said: “I was on the Riddles Run overpass watching it as the procession went through and heard the call go out … that he was hit by a car. So we just went down to see if he was OK and see if I could do anything to help.”
According to Lt. Anne Ralston, emergency crews took the trooper to Wheeling Hospital. His injuries weren’t life-threatening. His name was not released. No charges were immediately filed.
Lt. Ralston said she didn’t know if Vice President Biden’s motorcade stopped afterward. Biden, who has been campaigning in Ohio, made a campaign stop in Martins Ferry today.
This isn’t the first time Biden’s motorcade has been involved in an accident:
- In 2010, two former Olympians were injured in Vancouver while riding in a van that was rear-ended in Biden’s motorcade.
- In November 2009, a man was killed in Maryland after two Secret Service employees - driving vehicles that usually transport Biden — hit a motorist. Biden was not traveling with the vehicles at the time.
- Also that month, four people were injured in New York City after a security detail for Biden hit a livery cab.
- That same week in 2009, a sheriff’s deputy in New Mexico blocking an intersection for Biden’s motorcade was injured after being hit by a motorist.
These motorcycle accidents show that even law enforcement officials traveling with the Vice President of the United States are vulnerable. Hopefully this trooper has contacted a motorcycle accident attorney.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle incident you should consult an experienced motorcyle accident attorney to see if you have grounds for an injury claim. The time you have to file a lawsuit is limited, so it’s important that you do this as quickly as possible.
Feel free to contact our Los Angeles Law Firm via email at Info@ArashLaw.com or call us at 800-890-7375. One of our lawyers would be happy to assist you with your personal injury case. Note, the law only allows a certain amount of time for you to file a motorcycle incident lawsuit.
Latest posts by Arash Khorsandi (see all)
- Police on the hunt for reckless hit and run truck driver – January 30, 2014
- When Can I Sue For a Dangerous Drug Prescription? – January 21, 2014
- Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Los Angeles – January 6, 2014