NYPD Officer Hospitalized After Biden Motorcade Crash

An NYPD officer was hospitalized Friday afternoon after a motorcycle he drove as part of Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade crashed in Queens, police said.

From the motorcade, the officer could be seen lying face down, with other officers around him assisting him. The officer is in stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital, police said.  

The motorcycle crashed in an eastbound lane of the Grand Central Parkway near the on-ramp to the RFK bridge as the motorcade escorted Biden to LaGuardia Airport after the vice president spent two days in the city. 

The vice president was briefed on the incident before taking off from LaGuardia. The Secret Service says it's looking into the incident.

This is not the first crash of a Biden motorcade in New York City. In November 2009, an NYPD cruiser at the head of Biden's motorcade hit a livery cab on W. 49th St. and 10th Ave. Biden was on his way to a taping of" The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart. The two officers and the livery cab driver went to the hospital -- but none of the injuries were serious.

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