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Videos: Man crashes car into Biden’s motorcade

U.S. President Joe Biden discusses the Congressional stopgap government funding bill to avert an immediate government shutdown in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
December 18, 2023

A man crashed his car into one of the SUVs in President Joe Biden’s motorcade Sunday night as the president was leaving his 2024 campaign office headquarters, which is located in Wilmington, Delaware.

Video of Sunday night’s incident shows the president walking to one of the vehicles in the motorcade as a reporter asks him, “Mr. President, why are you losing to Trump in the polls?”

After Biden responded that the polls showing Trump with a lead in the 2024 presidential election were “the wrong polls,” a loud crash was heard. Immediately following the crash, U.S. Secret Service agents quickly surrounded the president as he entered the vehicle and was quickly transported away from the scene.

Reuters reported that the car involved in the incident was a silver sedan with Delaware license plates. Video shows the silver sedan with apparent damage to the bumper of the vehicle following the crash.

According to Fox News, the Wilmington Police Department shared an update Monday identifying the driver of the silver sedan as a 46-year-old man. Fox News reported that the driver was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and inattentive driving.

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USA Today shared a video of Sunday night’s incident on X, formerly Twitter, highlighting the reaction of Biden and the Secret Service agents after hearing the loud crash. Both Biden and the Secret Service agents seemed to be visibly stunned by the loud crash.

According to NBC News, Special Agent Steve Kopek, a spokesman for the Secret Service, confirmed the SUV that was hit by the car was one of the vehicles securing the route of Biden’s motorcade.

“There was no protective interest associated with this event and the President’s motorcade departed without incident,” Kopek added.

Fox News reported that both the president and first lady were transported back to their home without injury.