The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was involved in a car accident Tuesday that injured a motorcyclist, the Obama campaign confirmed.
Michelle Obama was being driven in a campaign van in Hampton, Iowa, when the motorcyclist crashed into the van’s left side, the Washington Post reported. Neither Michelle Obama or any other campaign staffers were harmed in the accident.
The motorcyclist, who the Washington Post identified as 40-year-old Tim Emerson, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. He was taken to a nearby hospital.
“Barack and Michelle's thoughts and prayers are with (Emerson) and his family at this time,” the Obama campaign said in an e-mailed statement.