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Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands after speaking at M-7 Technologies, Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Youngstown, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands after speaking at M-7 Technologies, Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Youngstown, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  

Another person hurt after Biden motorcade crash

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Another person has been injured after a crash involving Vice President Joe Biden’s motorcade.

According to local news reports in Ohio, on Thursday morning a motorist struck a state trooper who was riding a motorcycle to clear roads for Biden’s motorcade. (RELATED: More on Joe Biden)

Officials told TribLive.com that the trooper was taken to a local hospital, though the injuries aren’t thought to be life threatening. WTRF reported that the crash caused Biden to be 45 minutes late for a speech in Martins Ferry.

This isn’t the first time someone has been injured in a crash involving the vehicles that transport or protect Biden:

— In 2010, two former Olympians were injured in Vancouver while riding in a van that was rear-ended in Biden’s motorcade.

— In November 2009, a man was killed in Maryland after two Secret Service employees — driving vehicles that usually transport Biden — hit a motorist. Biden was not traveling with the vehicles at the time.

— Also that month, four people were injured in New York City after a security detail for Biden hit a livery cab.

— That same week in 2009, a sheriff’s deputy in New Mexico blocking an intersection for Biden’s motorcade was injured after being hit by a motorist.

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