Va trooper injured in wreck during Obama motorcade

October 21, 2011 - 7:55 PM

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police trooper riding a motorcycle as part of President Barack Obama's motorcade has wrecked in southern Virginia.

State police spokeswoman Michelle Anaya says Sgt. J.L. Kirkpatrick slid off the side of an exit ramp as the motorcade was traveling south on Interstate 95 around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The president was headed to Emporia. Kirkpatrick suffered some cuts.

Obama was in town as part of his three-day swing through North Carolina and Virginia to push his jobs plan.