Governor not injured in crash

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R)
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R)

Online Staff Report

CHICAGO — Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Hiram Grau has released the following statement regarding a four-vehicle injury crash that occurred Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Michigan Avenue at East Randolph Street involving Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s (R) motorcade.

Illinois State Police Executive Protection Unit (EPU) officers were completing a routine movement of Gov. Rauner this morning when a traffic crash occurred in the intersection directly in front of them.

The governor’s motorcade was stationary at a red light preparing to travel westbound on East Randolph Street when a two-vehicle crash occurred. One of the vehicles spun out of control after the crash and slid across the intersection, striking the vehicle Gov. Rauner was riding in along with ISP officers and another vehicle.

Neither the governor nor any ISP officers suffered injury in the crash. Damage was sustained to the front right bumper/fender area of the vehicle in which the governor was traveling.

A total of three people involved in the initial crash were transported to Northwestern Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries for treatment. The Chicago Police Department responded to the scene to handle the crash.”

Posted Jan. 22, 2015

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