NOPD motorcycle officer crashes during motorcade transport of First Lady Michelle Obama
POSTED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 2:36pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 3:54pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA (NBC33) — An officer was injured after a crash happened during the motorcade escort for First Lady Michelle Obama.
The New Orleans Police Department confirms that the officer crashed, but did not provide any details relative to how the crash occurred. They did confirm that it happened at the intersection of Ames Boulevard and August Avenue in Marrero at roughly 2:30 p.m.
The First Lady arrived in New Orleans on Tuesday, July 23 to participate in the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic civil rights group. She spoke earlier today about the health and nutritional needs among children.
The injured officer was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.
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