A U.S. Secret Service officer was hospitalized Wednesday night after he was struck by a car while protecting the President, according to a new report.
The incident happened as the agent was working motorcade detail for President Trump who was returning to the White House after visiting Rep. Steve Scalise in the hospital—Scalise was wounded in the attack on a GOP baseball practice earlier in the day.
CNN broke the story: Secret Service uniformed division officers had blocked a street for the President’s return to the White House when a vehicle tried to turn into the motorcade route near 15th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue, ignoring verbal and visual commands not to enter.
A Secret Service spokesperson told CNN one officer was struck by the driver as he attempted to stop the car from continuing into the motorcade route. […] The officer suffered minor injuries as he landed on the hood of the Gray Mazda SUV.
The unidentified male driver, who reportedly works for Uber, was hit with charges of failure to obey and assault with a dangerous weapon (vehicle).
He told officers he wasn’t paying attention and the act was an accident, the report said.
The investigation is ongoing.