Colorado Springs motorcyle officer in Mike Pence’s motorcade seriously hurt in crash

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A motorcycle police officer in Vice President Mike Pence’s motorcade crashed and was seriously injured Saturday morning.

The officer crashed on Highway 24 at Martin Luther King Jr. Bypass on the south side of Colorado Springs at about 7:45 a.m.

Investigators indicated the crash was an accident.

The officer was identified as Andrew Holland. He’s been with the Colorado Springs Police Department for eight years. He was in serious but stable condition in intensive care late Saturday afternoon.

Pence visited Focus on the Family on Friday to mark the Colorado Springs group’s 40th anniversary Friday.

He also met with Air Force members at Schriever Air Force Base, visited the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station and attended a reception for Sen. Cory Gardner on Friday night.

Pence was traveling from Colorado Springs to Chicago on Saturday.