A car in Joe Biden’s motorcade was struck by a car on Sunday, surprising the US President as he was leaving his campaign headquarters in Delaware.
The collision of a sedan with an SUV from the convoy stationed at an intersection near the campaign headquarters, about 40 meters from Mr. Biden, caused a loud bang. Officers immediately stopped the silver, Delaware-registered vehicle and pointed their weapons at the driver.
Security personnel immediately transferred the president to a waiting car and took him away from the building in downtown Wilmington.
France Press agency
A White House official told an Agence France-Presse journalist who witnessed the incident that “the president and the first lady are fine.”
Reporters gathered on the sidewalk in front of the campaign offices, where the president and Jill Biden had dinner with their team, and pool reporters had just finished questioning Mr. Biden at the exit when the crash was heard, revealing an expression of surprise on the president’s face.
Staff quickly gathered journalists to join the convoy that was leaving the scene in the rain.
“They are evacuating, you have to leave,” one employee told reporters as security personnel secured the area. Mr. Biden arrived safely at his family home without further incident.
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