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Texas officer with Obama's motorcade injured in accident

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • The officer is not believed to be seriously hurt
  • Ambulance arrived on scene almost immediately
  • Obama's vehicle not reported to be involved in the accident

Dallas, Texas (CNN) -- An officer with the Dallas, Texas, Police Department assigned to President Barack Obama's motorcade was involved in a motorcycle accident while escorting the president on Monday, said Sgt. Warren C. Mitchell.

The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. Central Time, he said.

An ambulance arrived on the scene almost immediately after the accident, CNN affiliate WFAA reported. WFAA also said the injured officer, who was not believed to be seriously hurt, was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The president's vehicle was not reported to be involved in the accident.

CNN's Rick Martin contriubuted to this report.