Harris' motorcade mishap was initially called a mechanical failure

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Vice President Kamala Harris's motorcycle accident on Monday was initially described as a "mechanical problem," a Secret Service official said.

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Anthony Guglielmi said Harris' vehicle went out of control and hit a curb. Guglielmi said a motorized car overturned on Monday and hit a curb. The procession continued with Harris in a backup car. ...

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The radio traffic originally indicated a mechanical breakdown, Guglielmi said. He said that after the protective movement, the leadership was informed that the vehicle had hit a curb.

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A source told NBC News that Harris's convoy was on its way to the White House when one of its curbs broke and was disabled.

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A source said a stalled motorcycle was a concern, so Harris was immediately transferred to a replacement car. Source: His previous vehicle was driving at 50 mph on city streets.

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A source said Harris was examined by the White House medical office when the convoy arrived.

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Harris' press secretary Kirsten Allen confirmed Wednesday's incident. "The vice president suffered no injuries and appreciated the prompt response to the USSS details," Allen said.

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The Secret Service has been criticized for how it handles internal communications.

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After the motorcycle incident, Guglielmi announced that there would be no discipline. "We value the details." He told NBC News that he handled it properly. "It's not abuse at all," Guglielmi said.

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