Vehicle In Bush Motorcade Involved In Accident

Friday, March 16th 2007, 4:30 pm
By: News On 6

URBANA, Md. (AP) _ A vehicle in President Bush's motorcade traveling from Washington to the Camp David presidential retreat collided Friday with another car on an icy Interstate, but no one was injured.

Bush typically is flown in the Marine One helicopter from the South Lawn of the White House to Camp David near Thurmont, Md., but rain and snow prevented the flight and the president left in a motorcade a little after 2 p.m. EDT.

``The president is fine and his car was not involved in the accident,'' White House spokeswoman Emily Lawrimore said.

The motorcade, fighting bumper-to-bumper traffic in rain, sleet and snow, was using the shoulder of the highway at times to move northward. At about 3 p.m., a sports utility vehicle in the motorcade slid on ice and collided with a private car, Secret Service spokeswoman Kim Bruce said. Both vehicles spun off the road into the median.

The Maryland State Police are investigating the accident.