Wife of presidential candidate Barack Obama in motorbike accident

Wife of presidential candidate Barack Obama in motorbike accident
Wife of presidential candidate Barack Obama in motorbike accident

The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama escaped injury Tuesday when the vehicle that was carrying her to a campaign event in Iowa collided with a motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist was injured and taken to the hospital, said Katie McCormick Lelyveld, a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama.

None of the campaign staff in the vehicle with Mrs. Obama were hurt.

The vehicle was hit by the motorcycle as it attempted a left turn just south of Hampton, where Michelle Obama was due at a rally.

She later told the crowd the event would be rescheduled.