Justin Trudeau motorcade crash leaves police officer in hospital

Highway patrolman suffers moderate injuries

Judith Vonberg
Saturday 10 February 2018 15:45
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A highway patrol officer who was part of a motorcade accompanying Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was taken to hospital after the crash
A highway patrol officer who was part of a motorcade accompanying Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was taken to hospital after the crash

A crash involving Justin Trudeau’s motorcade left a police officer requiring hospital treatment.

Officials said the Canadian Prime Minister's vehicle was not involved and he was not hurt.

The incident happened was on the second day of his visit to California.

The incident involving California Highway Patrol Officers happened shortly after the motorcade left the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, southern California, where Mr Trudeau gave a speech, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

One officer was taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

The cause of the crash has not been confirmed, but local media reported that the motorcycle collided with a Toyota SUV.

The vehicle's driver of the vehicle and her son were also taken to hospital, news channel KABC reported.

The driver’s husband, Michael Sternberg, who was also in the car, said that his wife had not seen the motorcycle.

“She saw one motorcycle pass and she was not aware of the other motorcycles,” he said.

Mr Trudeau is expected to continue with his California tour, where he is set to appear in Los Angeles.

Agencies contributed to this report

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