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President Bush Was “Waving To Police” When He Crashed His Bike Into Officer

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GLASGOW, Scotland (Feb 28 )—Newly published police papers reveal U.S. President George W. Bush was waving to police when he fell off his bike at the G8 summit in Scotland last July, BBC News reports. According to documents, President Bush was shouting “Thanks, you guys, for coming” when he lost control and collided with an […]

GLASGOW, Scotland (Feb 28 )—Newly published police papers reveal U.S. President George W. Bush was waving to police when he fell off his bike at the G8 summit in Scotland last July, BBC News reports.

According to documents, President Bush was shouting “Thanks, you guys, for coming” when he lost control and collided with an officer.

The accident left Mr. Bush with scrapes on his hands and arms, and the policeman needing crutches for an ankle injury.

According to reports, at the time, President Bush laughed off the crash as a sign “I should act my age.”

The police report confirms that President Bush later telephoned the injured policeman to ask how he was and to apologize for the incident.

The cause of the officer’s injury was officially recorded as being “hit by a moving/falling object.”

The report details how the police unit, dressed in riot gear, was guarding a road outside the Gleneagles Hotel when the President cycled up on a damp road.

The White House made no comment on the report.

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