NOPD motorcycle officer hurt in traffic accident

New Orleans, La. - An officer with the NOPD motorcycle unit was injured Tuesday after being struck near the intersection of Ames and August on the West Bank.

The officer was in the procession of First Lady Michelle Obama's motorcade. The accident occurred at 2:30 p.m.

According to police, the officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation into the incident continues.