CSPD motorcycle officer injured in crash while supporting motorcade for Vice President Mike Pence

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A motorcycle officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department is recovering and has been released from the Intensive Care Unit after he crashed while supporting Vice President Mike Pence in a motorcade with the Secret Service Saturday.

According to CSPD, it happened just before 8:00 a.m. on Highway 24 westbound at Martin Luther King Jr. Bypass near Circle Drive.

Police say the motorcade was traveling to Colorado Springs Airport when the crash happened.

Preliminary results from an investigation has determined that the speed the motorcycle was traveling, the curve in the road and a depression in the roadway were all contributing factors to the motorcycle becoming unstable and causing the accident.

Officials say this continues to be an active investigation.

Andrew Holland, the officer involved, has been released from the Intensive Care Unit and is recovering, according to police.

Holland has been with CSPD since 2009 and has been a motorcycle officer for the past five years.

After CSPD released Holland’s condition, Pence tweeted, “Spoke to wife of injured Colorado Springs motorcycle officer. So relieved his injuries not life-threatening. Will keep him in our prayers.”

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