President Trump traveled to Louisiana today to tour Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG Export Facility in Cameron Parish. On his way to his destination, several police officers who were escorting him were involved in an accident.
.@realDonaldTrump looks over new construction during a walking tour of Cameron LNG Export Facility in Hackberry. POTUS is here promoting energy infrastructure and economic growth. pic.twitter.com/zmpK6bY8nf
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) May 14, 2019
White House Bureau Chief Steve Herman is reporting: Members of the press pool traveling with
@POTUS report there’s been an accident involving several motorcycle officers shortly after the motorcade turned onto the freeway minutes from the Lake Charles airport in #Louisiana.
TPM Live reported on the crash:
Trump's motorcade involved in a crash, President believed to be unhurt pic.twitter.com/2t76mtnpnu
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) May 14, 2019
Yiddish News reports “2 motorcycle officers ween with ‘very bloodied arms'”
President Trump Visiting #Louisiana today. 2 motorcycle officers seen with "very bloodied arms" after apparent crash along President Trump's motorcade route the officers were standing while being tended to, reporters travelling with the president say. pic.twitter.com/rlWZQFQNnx
— Yiddish News (@YidishNiyes) May 14, 2019
WBRZ News shows one of the police officer’s motorcyle on its side.
— WBRZ News (@WBRZ) May 14, 2019
Bloomberg’s White House reporter Jennifer Jacobs reports that President Trump’s vehicle is fine, but some officers who are part of his motorcade have crashed and are injured. Many are reporting seeing police officers “bleeding.”
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. pic.twitter.com/LAFvIlmwww
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) May 14, 2019
Steve Herman of W7VOA reports that three of the four officers involved in the accident were taken to the local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
"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," @SecretService spokeswoman Julia McMurray tells @VOANews.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) May 14, 2019