AN OFFICER in First Lady Melania Trump’s motorcade was taken to hospital on Monday afternoon after crashing into another vehicle.
The incident occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Melania has been campaigning as part of her husband’s reelection push, WBTV reports.
According to reports, the officer was taken to a local hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.
There was no threat to Melania or any other personnel during the incident, police said.
Responding to a tweet by the Huntersville Police Department, the First Lady wrote: “I spoke w the injured @HPDNC officer this evening & was glad to hear he is doing well. Thank you, as always, to all of the law enforcement officials who work to protect us every day!”
The officer was with Huntersville Police Department, and the CMPD’s Major Crash Unit will now conduct an investigation.
The incident happened on Woodlawn Avenue near South Tryon Street at 3:25 p.m.
During a speech in Huntersville, Melania looked to paint a glowing review of her husband’s accomplishments.
The First Lady said: “We had three and a half years of winning, let’s have another four.”
“We have a chance to vote for a leader who sees our future as bright, or someone who only sees a dark winter,” she added, referring to Trump’s left-wing rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
North Carolina is a key battleground state for Biden and Trump, who last week sent his daughter, Ivanka, to give a speech Charlotte, which focused on her dad’s approach to foreign policy.
Melania was keen to draw on this record overseas, too, mentioning how her husband had overseen the killings of numerous terrorists.
The comment drew wild applause from the crowd, which consisted mainly of middle-aged women, according to reports.