Sunday, February 14, 2010

UPDATED: Vice President Biden’s motorcade involved in three-car crash

Vice President Biden’s motorcade was involved in a three-car crash after leaving Vancouver, B.C.  Thankfully the car Biden was in was not involved in the crash.  

From CTV News:
The Olympic Integrated Security Unit says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade was involved in a three-vehicle crash after leaving Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday morning.
Authorities say the vehicle transporting Biden was not hit, and that the Vice President arrived safely at his destination.
The crash occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. when the last vehicle of the motorcade rear-ended the vehicle before it, which then crashed into the next vehicle in the line.
Const. Carol Blannin of the ISU said the crash appears to have been accidental.
"There is nothing to indicate that this was done on purpose," Blannin said. "Possible contributing factors include road conditions and a possible oil spill on the roadway."
Two passengers from the car sandwiched in the crash were injured and taken to hospital. One has since been released.
Blannin says the location of the crash is classified, as are the number of cars involved in the motorcade and the Vice President's destination.
UPDATE: Peggy Flemming and Vonetta Flowers received minor injuries:

Apparently Flemming and Flowers were in one of the cars of the motorcade. Their injuries are minor and they will be alright.

From USA Today:
Former figure skating champion Peggy Fleming and former bobsled champion Vonetta Flowers suffered what a spokesperson said were "minor injuries" as guests in Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade at the Winter Olympics on Sunday.
Jay Carney told the AP that the former Olympic champions were hurt during a small traffic accident involving the motorcade.
Biden is in Canada representing the United States andmotivating the American athletes.
Carney told the AP that Fleming and Flowers were treated and released at a local hospital. Biden was not part of the accident, the told the AP. -- Sean Leahy


Anonymous said...

Who the hell is driving this guy around?
Oh well,. Just blame Bush!

Clifton B said...


You know, I would not be the least bit surprised if it came down to that, LOL.

Liz said...

Biden's Secret Service vehicles killed a pedestrian back in November. Are these people drunk?

Janelle said...

Biden is in Canada misrepresenting the United States. ;-D

Michael said...

Why do Vice Presidents need a giant motorcade? I should think two cars with lead and chase security - total of four vehicles - would be plenty under pretty much any circumstances. Anything beyond that is sheer pomposity.

Steverino said...

Is anyone else old enough to remember the Ford administration? Often, Saturday Night Live on its news wrap-up would begin a story with, "President Ford had his weekly accident when...."

Funny how that isn't happening to Biden.

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