A state trooper sustained minor injuries in the incident, and Jindal himself was not hurt, according to police.
Police say a rental truck reportedly made an illegal U-turn in front of the governor's caravan, side-swiping the SUV in which the Governor was riding. Another SUV behind Jindal's vehicle, being driven by a state police officer, swerved to avoid the truck and hit a utility pole.
The truck driver was cited for the accident.
Following the crash, Jindal's office released the following statement:
"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 did not sustain any injuries, and he is thankful for the work of the Louisiana State Police who keep him and his family safe every day."