Sun 14 Feb, 2010 08:04 pm
well we're just going to have to try harder
Peggy Fleming hurt in Biden motorcade crash
Former Olympian Vonetta Flowers also slightly injured, VP’s office says
VANCOUVER - Former U.S. Olympians Peggy Fleming and Vonetta Flowers were slightly injured Sunday in a collision involving the van they were riding in as part of Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade, Biden's office said.
NBC News reported that the collision occurred about 2:15 p.m. south of downtown Vancouver.
A statement from Jay Carney, Biden's communications director, said that the van was carrying members of the official U.S. Olympic delegation to an event, and that Fleming and Flowers sustained minor injuries and were taken to a hospital as a precaution. They were evaluated and released, the statement said.
Carney said Biden’s vehicle was not involved in the incident. No details of other vehicles involved were released.
NBC said that Vancouver police were investigating.
Fleming won the women's ice skating Olympic title in 1968 in Grenoble, France. She also won five U.S. titles and three world championships.
Flowers was the first black person to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics, winning the two-woman bobsledding event in 2002 as the brakewoman with driver Jill Bakken.
Maybe it's the city's attempt to finally make a profit off of hosting the Olympics by bilking the insurance companies with all of these inevitable accident insurance claims.
i'd like to hear more about your views,do you have a pamphlet
British Columbia has that wonderful public auto insurance program. No dent, no injury.
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