Deputy Involved in Trump Motorcade Gets Injured

Deputy Involved in Trump Motorcade Gets Injured

( – On February 12, former President Donald Trump traveled to a federal courthouse in Florida for a closed hearing regarding the classified documents case against him. According to reports, his motorcade left the Fort Pierce courthouse in the early afternoon, but it ran into a bit of trouble on the road.

Local ABC affiliate WPBF 25 reported that the former president’s entourage was involved in an accident on Interstate 95 heading back from the courthouse. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the collision and said Trump was uninjured. However, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputy riding a motorcycle was hurt. The office confirmed to the news outlet that he was in the hospital with “road rash” but was stable.

Newsmax reported the deputy was “semi-conscious” as a result of the crash. Luckily, there was an ambulance traveling with the group, so emergency services were already there when the accident occurred. Reports from witnesses state that the deputy’s motorcycle seemed to go out of control and tumbled on the highway. It doesn’t appear that the former president made any public statement about the incident or the injured deputy.

Martin County Chief Deputy John Budensiek initially told Newsmax that it was windy and that could have caused the officer to lose control of the bike. Florida Highway Patrol has been investigating the incident, and more recent reports suggest that the motorcycle was having mechanical issues before the accident occurred.

According to the AP, the hearing that day was behind closed doors with US District Judge Aileen Cannon. When scheduling the meeting, she said Trump’s defense counsel should be “prepared to discuss their defense theories of the case, in detail.” The former president is facing 42 criminal counts of mishandling classified documents. The trial might happen in May, but CNN Politics reported that Cannon might re-evaluate that timeline in March.

Trump is currently awaiting a decision by Judge Arthur Engoron regarding the New York fraud case. In all the cases against the former US leader, he has denied any wrongdoing and continues to be the GOP frontrunner for president this year.

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