A presidential security detail has to prepare strategies to defend one of the most powerful government officials in the world against technologically-advanced and well-planned threats. This includes elite-level military attacks, domestic or foreign terrorists, or a mentally-deranged individual with no real overarching political motivations beyond just killing the president.
However, as a recent video shows, it’s difficult to defend against a little distracted driving.
In this footage captured on Saturday, a Jeep Liberty careens into steel cables dividing lanes of Alabama’s I-85 precisely as the President Trump’s motorcade travels the opposite direction. If the cable barrier hadn’t held, this SUV would have likely crossed into the oncoming lane at exactly the right moment to collide with vehicles in the middle of the motorcade.