Trump visited Alabama this weekend after the state was hit with a rash of tornadoes. His motorcade had a close call when a driver lost control. Luckily, it looks like no one was hurt.
WSFA News reported:
Video shows crash near President Trump’s motorcade
An interstate guardrail kept a vehicle from slamming head-on into President Donald Trump’s motorcade Friday morning.
Residents hoping to get a glimpse of the vehicles passing by on Interstate 85 just inside the Opelika city limits got much more than they expected.
A WSFA 12 News viewer first trained his camera on the roadway, capturing video of an advance group of 10 motorcycle officers a short distance ahead of the president. As the presidential vehicles begin to come into focus, the sound of squealing tires turns the otherwise quiet event into a load spectacle.
Just as the motorcade travels through the video at high speeds, passing by in one direction, an out of control passenger vehicle comes into view. The vehicle, traveling in the opposite direction as the president, left the roadway and almost entered the median.
However, protective guardrail installed along the road’s edge did exactly what it was designed to do, grabbing the vehicle and pulling it back into its own lanes before it could cross into oncoming traffic.
Here’s the video:
In addition to assessing the damage from recent tornadoes, Trump was there to honor the dead.
FOX 5 reports:
Trump pays his respects to 23 killed by Alabama tornado
Head bowed, President Donald Trump paid respects Friday to the 23 people killed when a powerful tornado roared through a rural Alabama town, observing a moment of silence before white wooden crosses that stood in remembrance of each victim.
Trump and his wife, Melania, held hands as they paused in front of each of the markers erected near a church serving as a makeshift disaster relief center for survivors of Sunday’s twister.
Trump flew by airplane to a military base on the Georgia-Alabama border and boarded a helicopter that provided him with an aerial tour of the region before he arrived in Beauregard, which bore the brunt of the storm.
“We saw things that you wouldn’t believe,” Trump said after visiting a section of town where tornado winds tore houses from their foundations and uprooted trees. Mangled metal siding, wood planks and piping lay strewn on the ground, along with remnants of everyday life: items of clothing, a sofa, a bottle of Lysol cleaner and a welcome mat encrusted with dirt.
A local official had briefed Trump and the first lady as they stood outside a trailer belonging to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is assisting state and local response efforts.
Here are some photos:
President Trump and First Lady Melania visit the area, residents, and volunteers affected by the tornado in Beauregard, Alabama. pic.twitter.com/SoN3zWqZPX
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