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Rumsfeld's Car in Traffic Mishap

May 28, 2003|From Reuters

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's car was involved in a minor traffic accident Tuesday as he rode to nearby Andrews Air Force Base in a motorcade, a spokesman for the Defense Department said.

A vehicle that was not in the motorcade apparently spun out of control and bumped the front end of Rumsfeld's official car, according to spokesman Glenn Flood.

Flood said Rumsfeld got into a backup vehicle and continued to the base, where he flew to New York for a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations.

"Nobody was hurt. District of Columbia Police are investigating the incident," the Pentagon spokesman said.

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