British, Belgian Prime Ministers Unhurt In Motorcade Accident

Alex Christy | Contributor

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel are uninjured after a Friday traffic accident involving their motorcade.

The incident occurred in the town of Mons in Western Belgium, where May and Michel were riding in separate armored cars, according to a Belgian government official who spoke with Sky News.

Two police motorcycles crashed into one another when an unauthorized car entered the convoy, an official said. Michel got out of his car to check on the condition of the officers before they were taken to an area hospital, Sky News reported.

A spokesman told Reuters May was farther up in the motorcade, and wouldn’t have seen the accident the moment it occurred.

The incident was described as an accident by Belgian media outlets and the driver of the vehicle is unknown, according to Business Insider(RELATED: The American Legion Is Asking The Supreme Court To Protect A Cross-Shaped War Memorial)

“It was an inattentive driver,” a spokesman for Michel told Reuters, not mentioning any possibility of an attack.

More than 60 world leaders are expected to be in Paris for Armistice Day on Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of fighting in The Great War, according to The Associated Press, “exactly a century after the armistice.”

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