Joe Biden Whisked To Safety By Secret Service As Car Slams Into Motorcade

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were rushed to safety by the Secret Service after a car suddenly ploughed into a parked SUV that was guarding the presidential motorcade.

Mr Biden was walking out of his campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, on Sunday night to his waiting armoured SUV when a silver copper sedan hit a US Secret Service vehicle that was closing off intersections for the president’s departure.

The sedan, which carried a Delaware licence plate, then tried to continue into a closed-off intersection, before Secret Service personnel surrounded the vehicle with their weapons drawn and instructed the driver to put his hands up.

Mr Biden was captured looking stunned and froze when he heard the loud bang close by.

Secret Service agents then quickly ushered him into his waiting vehicle, where Dr Biden was already seated.

They were driven swiftly back to their home. The president’s schedule was otherwise unaffected by the incident.

<p>Secret Service agents speak to the driver that caused the crash </p>

Special Agent Steve Kopek, a Secret Service spokesperson, said in a statement that the vehicle struck had been securing the route for Mr Biden’s motorcade.

“There was no protective interest associated with this event and the President’s motorcade departed without incident,” Mr Kopek was quoted as saying by NBC News.

The Bidens had spent the night aving a meal with members of his re-election team inside the Biden-Harris 2024 headquarters in downtown Wilmington at the time of the incident, according to a White House press pool report.

The president and first lady had emerged from the headquarters into the rainy downtown area at around 8.07pm, where Dr Biden waved to pool reporters and wished them “Happy Holidays”.

Mr Biden was met with shouted questions from reporters, one of whom asked why he was not doing well in the polls.

The president responded: “They’re the wrong polls.”
<p>Members of the United States Secret Service react to a vehicle crashing into a Secret Service SUV that was blocking the street, in Wilmington</p>

At that moment, the silver sedan hit what seemed to be a motorcade SUV at the intersection across from the entrance of the campaign headquarters, the pool report stated.

”There was a loud bang,” the White House pool report said “and POTUS was standing outside the vehicle with a surprised expression on his face.

“A man walking by loudly said ‘oh my gosh’ when this happened,” the report added.




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