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Michelle Obama’s Motorcade Had a Motorcycle Fender Bender, But She’s Okay

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 25: First lady Michelle Obama tours Iron Street Urban Farm, one of the Growing Power farms, on October 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Earlier in the day Obama visited a Walgreens store that sells produce. The visits were part of the first lady's
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A Genoa Township cop and an Ohio state trooper both went to the hospital after they crashed into each other on their motorcycles while escorting First Lady Michelle Obama to the airport after a campaign stop at Ohio Wesleyan University. The presidential motorcade can be a surprisingly dangerous job: Last month a motorcycle officer in President Barack Obama’s motorcade was killed while shutting down a freeway in Florida. Fortunately both the officers hurt on Monday had only minor injuries.

Fender Bender in Michelle Obama’s Motorcade