Two vehicles in a motorcade transporting former President Bill Clinton to an appearance in Connecticut on Sunday afternoon were involved in minor fender-benders, state police said.
Clinton was not injured nor was he in any danger at any time, Connecticut police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said.
Vance said the accidents occurred simultaneously on Merritt Parkway in Norwalk, Connecticut, near the New York border.
As the motorcade slowed, a civilian car behind hit one of the motorcade's protection cars, Vance said. The motorcade continued and a second civilian vehicle side-swiped another motorcade car, he said.
Vance declined to say whether Clinton was in either of the vehicles involved in the accidents.
The former president brushed off the incident in an interview with CNN affiliate WTIC.
"It was one of those deals when everybody in the passing lane slowed down, and we all slowed down, and one person didn't," Clinton said. "It happened to be the person behind us."
Clinton was on his way to give a commencement address at Yale University in New Haven, where he attended law school.