May 23rd, 2010
08:21 PM ET

Bill Clinton's motorcade involved in minor accidents

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.

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  1. Amy Dugan

    I am glad he was not hurt. I watched his speech at Yale and I would never have guessed.

    May 23, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Damião Carlos

    In my opnion he was one of the bestest President from the USA.

    May 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. skullhappy

    Thank Goodness he wasn't hurt.

    May 24, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. CT Motorist

    I too am thankful that the former President was not injured. I was present for this accident. The account as written here is not exactly accurate. I will just leave it at that for the sake of not causing too much confusion.

    May 24, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
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