Traveling between visits Friday, President Trump’s motorcade was nearly hit head on by an on coming SUV from the opposite direction.
An interstate guardrail became the last defense to stop a vehicle from slamming head-on into President Donald Trump’s motorcade Friday morning.
Many local Residents hoping to get a view of the vehicles passing by on Interstate 85 just inside the Opelika city limits got alot more than they expected.
According to WSFA 12 News a 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.
It is not clear if anyone was injured during the crash and the presidential motorcade did not take any evasive actions during the incident.
For more on the incident follow up with the local report.