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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Statement from Jay Carney, Communications Director for the Vice President

Below is a statement from Jay Carney, Communications Director for Vice President Biden, regarding a motor vehicle incident earlier today in Vancouver.

“Earlier this afternoon, a van  in the Vice President’s motorcade carrying members of the official US Olympic Games Delegation was involved in a minor accident while traveling to an event.  Two members of the delegation, Peggy Fleming and Vonetta Flowers, received minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital as a precaution. They were both evaluated and have since been released. Neither the Vice President nor anyone else in his party was involved in the incident."