- Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Robert Turner fell off his bike on I-70
- He was one of several local cops who had joined President Trump’s motorcade
- It is not known what caused Turner to crash but he suffered a broken ankle
- After driving off to the airport, the president phoned him on his way home
- Turner was taken to hospital but was expected to be released late on Wednesday
An Indianapolis police officer fell off his motorcycle as he escorted President Trump through the city on Wednesday.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Robert Turner was one of a handful of local cops roped in to assist Trump’s motorcade in the city.
He was escorting him back to Air Force One at the airport when he suddenly fell off his bike on I-70.
It is not known what caused the crash but Turner suffered a broken ankle and several cuts and abrasions.
Indianapolis police officer Robert Turner fell off his motorcycle while escorting President Trump on Wednesday
He was pictured lying on the ground next to his abandoned vehicle, his head facing the ground in pain.
The rest of the motorcade carried on as Turner was taken to a nearby hospital.
Once on board Air Force One, President Trump phoned the wounded officer to ask how he was recovering and to thank him for his service.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the accident on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.
‘Motorcycle Officer slightly injured during POTUS motorcade. Transported in good condition.
Officer Turner’s motorcycle was left abandoned on the road as he was taken to hospital
Trump was on his way to the airport to board Air Force One on Wednesday when the cop hurt himself. The motorcade carried him on to Indianapolis International Airport where he is seen above afterwards
The president posed with Turner’s colleagues at the airport before boarding the plane. He later called Turner to ask if he was OK
‘Officer continues to recover at hospital after accident escorting POTUS. Expected to be released in the near future,’ they said.
The president was in Indianapolis to deliver a rousing and revealing speech on his plans for tax reform.
He used it to describe his plan for the ‘miracle middle class’.
Indianapolis Police Officers pictured in formation after escorting the president to the airport