Policeman in Obama motorcade dies in accident

September 10th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A police motorcyclist in US President Barack Obama’s motorcade died in Florida after a serious highway accident, CNN reported Monday.

Police and White House officials said the police officer from the Jupiter, Florida, police department was Sunday taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach after being critically injured in a crash.

The man - identified as Officer Bruce St. Laurent - later died at the hospital, Jupiter police chief Frank Kitzerow was quoted as saying.

Obama has been notified of the death, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

The officer was travelling along a route when a Ford 150 pick-up hit his motorcycle, an official told CNN.

The crash happened near the front of the president’s motorcade, and Obama himself did not see it unfold, Carney said.

The White House spokesman said no other vehicles from the motorcade was involved.

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