Former Olympians taken to hospital after Biden motorcade crash

Jon Ward Contributor
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Former Olympians Peggy Fleming and Vonetta Flowers were taken to a hospital in Vancouver Sunday after suffering minor injuries when a van carrying them, which was part of Vice President Joseph Biden’s motorcade, was involved in an accident.

Here is the statement released by Jay Carney, Biden’s communications director:

“Earlier this afternoon, a van in the vice president’s motorcade carrying members of the official U.S. Olympic Games Delegation was involved in a minor accident while traveling to an event. Two members of the delegation, Peggy Fleming and Vonetta Flowers, received minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital as a precaution. They were both evaluated and have since been released. Neither the Vice President nor anyone else in his party was involved in the incident.”

Biden arrived in Vancouver on Friday as the head of the U.S. delegation and is scheduled to return to Washington Monday.