A car carried by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s security team overturned on Thursday and rolled off an embankment, taking four officers to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Their car overturned after an accident involving another car while the prime minister was campaigning in Tasmania for the May 21 election, state police said in a statement.
Morrison canceled his remaining stops the day after the accident, but he was not involved or injured in the crash, his office said.
The prime minister described the agents protecting him and his family as “selfless, professional and incredibly generous”.
“I hope to hear further good news about their condition,” he said in a statement.
While the vehicle the officers were traveling in was badly damaged, the security officer’s injuries were “not life-threatening,” police said.
Morrison’s office said all four officers were conscious when they were transferred from the crash site.
Local police said they were still investigating the accident, but it appeared the other vehicle had collided with the unmarked police car as they tried to merge lanes.
It is not clear whether the security car was following the Prime Minister’s vehicle when the accident occurred.
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