facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Motorcycle cop hurt on Obama duty

April 13, 2012 at 6:27 PM   |   Comments

TAMPA, Fla., April 13 (UPI) -- A police officer was injured Friday afternoon when he was thrown from his motorcycle while escorting President Obama to the Port of Tampa in Florida.

The accident occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m. when the president's motorcade approached a large speed bump, the newspaper said.

Hillsborough County Deputy Chad Keen, 37, struck the pavement, sustaining abrasions and a possible dislocated shoulder, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

A pool reporter assigned to the president said the officer clutched his leg while sitting in the grass with other officers nearby.

Keen was taken to a local hospital and the motorcade continued on to its destination without stopping.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Pentagon releases video of U.S. air strikes against IS
2
Amish girls allegedly lured by captors with puppy
3
Ahmed Davutoglu nominated as Turkey's new prime minister
4
Ten years later: Where's 'The Scream'?
5
Ebola fears: Senegal closes border with Guinea
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback