Bidens Safe After Car Crashes Into Motorcade

Melanie Sun
By Melanie Sun
December 17, 2023US News
Bidens Safe After Car Crashes Into Motorcade
Members of the U.S. Secret Service rush to a car after it hit a motorcade SUV, as President Joe Biden was leaving his campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Del., on Dec. 17, 2023. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

President Joe Biden and the first lady were leaving their campaign headquarters on Sunday night when a silver copper sedan with Delaware plates, hit one of the vehicles in their parked motorcade, according to White House pool reports.

The president and first lady are safe. They were visiting the Biden campaign headquarters to have dinner with staff before the incident occurred.

Just after 8 p.m., the Bidens exited the Biden-Harris 2024 headquarters in downtown Wilmington.

Mrs. Biden, after wishing pool reporters Happy Holidays, was the first to board their vehicle in the motorcade. President Biden then exited the headquarters but his exit was interrupted when the sedan hit a motorcade SUV that was placed at the intersection across from the entrance of the campaign headquarters.

President Biden at the time was responding to a question from a pool reporter, who asked about why he was losing to former President Donald Trump in the polls. President Biden responded, “You’re reading the wrong polls.”

Moments after responding, “there was a loud bang and POTUS was standing outside [his] vehicle with a surprised expression on his face,” according to pool reports.

The U.S. Secret Service then quickly rushed President Biden aboard his vehicle, while the sedan—approximately 40–50 feet away—was quickly cornered by Secret Service agents, who pulled their weapons on the male driver. Pool reporters were then shuffled from the area.

The reasons behind the incident are still unknown.

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden have since left the headquarters in their motorcade and have returned safely back to their Delaware home.

From The Epoch Times

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