Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Bobby Jindal escapes unhurt after SUV crash

The Indian-American Louisiana governor escaped unhurt after his SUV was sideswiped by a truck making an illegal u-turn


Bobby Jindal escapes unhurt after SUV crash (© Reuters)

Washington: Indian-American Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has escaped unhurt after a large rental truck sideswiped his SUV while he was returning home from his son's soccer game in Baton Rouge. The crash happened on Nicholson Drive near Oklahoma Street on Sunday evening, according to the Louisiana State Police.

A "box" rental truck allegedly made an illegal U-turn in front of two unmarked  State Police vehicles, captain Doug Cain said. Governor Jindal was inside the first SUV which was sideswiped by the truck, according to Cain. The second SUV then hit a utility pole, CBS News affiliate WAFB reported.

The Trooper in the second SUV received minor injuries, Cain added. There were no other injuries in the crash. Investigators say the driver of the truck was cited for Improper Turn. "The governor was involved in a traffic accident this afternoon on the way home from his son's soccer game after a truck made an illegal u-turn in front of his vehicle," the Governor's Office said in a statement. "The governor did not sustain any injuries," the statement added.

Jindal, 41, the first-ever Indian American governor of a US state, has been a vocal critic of US President Barack Obama and is seen as a potential 2016 presidential candidate from the Republican party.

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