May 23rd, 2010 | Uncategorized

Reports: Clinton’s motorcade was in accident en route to campus

Clinton arrived safely and on time to give his speech, but a car from his motorcade showed signs of damage.
Clinton arrived safely and on time to give his speech, but a car from his motorcade showed signs of damage. Photo by YDN.

Former President Bill Clinton’s LAW ’73 took the stage on Old Campus shortly after 2 p.m. as scheduled, but multiple media sources have reported that his motorcade was in a minor accident on its way to New Haven.

Connecticut State Police said at about 2 p.m. that they are investigating an accident on the Merritt Parkway, but they would not confirm if the accident involved Clinton or his motorcade.

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. One of the cars from Clinton’s motorcade — a black SUV with New York license plates seen parked on Elm Street — shows signs of damage on its back, right bumper and tail light.

Correction: May 24, 2010

An earlier version of this article misstated the location of the accident. It was on the Merritt Parkway, which does not pass through Windsor, Conn.