Florida Deputy Seriously Injured During Vice President Mike Pence's Motorcade
Boynton Beach, FL – A Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy suffered serious injuries while participating in a motorcade for Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday.
Pence landed in Palm Beach earlier that afternoon to speak at the Republican Nation Convention’s staff retreat in Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach Post reported.
He also had a scheduled meeting with cruise line leaders in Fort Lauderdale about coronavirus-related issues.
According to investigators, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy Yosvani Quesada was riding his marked 2017 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide southbound on Interstate 95, when the bike suddenly wobbled and veered to the left just before 2 p.m., the Palm Beach Post reported.
Deputy Quesada was thrown from the motorcycle during the ensuing crash, which sent the patrol bike sliding down the interstate for “a significant distance,” the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBCSO) said.
The motorcycle ultimately came to rest in the high-occupancy vehicle lane.
Deputy Quesada, a six-year veteran-of-the-force, was rushed to Delray Medical Center in serious condition, the Palm Beach Post reported.
“Scary moment in @VP’s motorcade in Florida,” reporter Ryan Beene tweeted after the crash. “A motorcycle officer detailed to the motorcade crashed on I-95. All others OK. Thankfully, the officer was found to be conscious after the crash and has been transported to a hospital, Pence’s team says. Send some good vibes his way.”
On Tuesday, the PBCSO said that Deputy Quesada has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.
“We are praying for the Sheriff’s Deputy and his family,” Pence tweeted on the afternoon of the crash. “We are grateful to everyone in the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office for all they do to keep us safe.”