In a startling incident on Sunday evening in Wilmington, Delaware, a civilian car collided with an SUV that was a part of President Biden’s motorcade near his campaign base of operations.
The incident occurred as President Biden, appearing taken aback, was transitioning from his campaign office to his armored vehicle. The sedan, which was involved in the collision with the U.S. Secret Service vehicle designated to secure intersection passages, attempted to proceed through the area that had been restricted for the motorcade. Secret Service agents promptly responded, converging on the car with weapons at the ready and commanding the driver to raise his hands in surrender.
At the time of the collision, President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were concluding a meeting with the re-election campaign team where they had dined together. The White House pool report details the occurrence, highlighting the immediate action taken to ensure the President and First Lady’s safety.
Quickly, President Biden was escorted to his vehicle, joining the First Lady, and the motorcade departed securely for their residence. The White House has confirmed that neither President Biden nor the First Lady sustained any injuries as a result of the unexpected event.