Recently, a Florida police motorcyclist in President Barack Obama’s motorcade died in a motorcycle accident. The 55-year-old officer was one of the President’s escorts to the Palm Beach County Convention Center. According to authorities, the officer was traveling on Interstate 95 through West Palm Beach when he drove on to a ramp to shut down Interstate 95. He spotted a truck accelerating to merge onto the interstate and drove into its path to stop it.
Unfortunately, the truck driver did not stop in time and hit the motorcyclist. The officer was knocked from his motorcycle and was trapped under the pickup truck when the vehicles finally came to a rest. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died of his injuries. The authorities are conducting an investigation and will decide later if charges will be filed against the driver of the pickup truck.
Even the most safety conscience, law-abiding motorcyclist can get injured in a motorcycle crash. The deceased was a motorcycle officer for 18 years and had received several awards, including “Officer of the Year.”
Source: CNN, “Florida police, community mourn officer killed in presidential motorcade,” Mark Morgenstein, Sept. 10, 2012
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