In a recent security incident near President Joe Biden, a car collided with a Secret Service vehicle as the President departed from his campaign headquarters in Delaware on Sunday.
The startling crash, occurring approximately 130 feet from Biden, prompted swift action from security personnel who quickly ushered the President into a waiting vehicle, swiftly evacuating him from the downtown Wilmington building. A White House official confirmed that both the President and First Lady were unharmed.
The collision, marked by a loud bang as a sedan struck an SUV at an intersection, occurred around 8:09 pm (0109 GMT). Secret Service spokesperson Special Agent Steve Kopek reported that the Secret Service vehicle securing the motorcade route was hit, emphasizing that there was no protective interest associated with the incident, and the motorcade proceeded without further issues.
Pool reporters, who had been outside the campaign offices where the President and First Lady had dinner with staff, witnessed the crash moments after shouting questions to Biden. Agents promptly responded, containing the silver car with Delaware license plates and drawing weapons on the driver, who cooperated by raising his hands.
Following the incident, reporters were swiftly gathered by staff and joined the motorcade as it departed the rain-drenched scene. Security personnel secured the area, instructing reporters to evacuate. President Biden arrived safely at his family home without any additional incidents, concluding a security scare that briefly disrupted his departure from the campaign headquarters.