Horrified Joe Biden looks on as car smashes into his motorcade: President is bundled away by Secret Service as agents draw guns on driver outside Delaware campaign HQ

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • A car collided with a motorcade SUV that was part of President Joe Biden’s security detail on Sunday night
  • Secret service agents escorted a shocked Biden to his car following the impact 
  • Biden and his wife had just left his campaign headquarters after having a meal with members of his re-election team

President Joe Biden was whisked away by Secret Service agents after a car slammed into a nearby SUV that was part of his motorcade. 

The president and first lady Jill Biden were exiting his Wilmington, Delaware, campaign headquarters around 8pm Sunday night after sharing a meal with staffers when the collision happened. 

Biden paused and looked over toward the sound and appeared surprised. 

The car, a silver copper sedan with Delaware plates, hit the black U.S. Secret Service SUV that was shielding the motorcade at the intersection.

Armed agents drew their weapons on the driver, who had his hands raised inside the car. The name of the driver has not been released.

The first lady was wishing ‘Happy Holidays’ to waiting journalists and as the sound of the car slamming into the motorcade could be heard. The president and first lady were unharmed.

President Joe Biden appeared shocked after a car crashed into a Secret Service SUV 

Members of the US Secret Service rush to a car, after it hit the presidential motorcade

Members of the US Secret Service rush to a car, after it hit the presidential motorcade 

Members of the United States Secret Service speak to the driver of the vehicle that crashed

Members of the United States Secret Service speak to the driver of the vehicle that crashed 

There was a loud bang and the president appeared startled as the collision occurred.

The sedan tried to continue into the closed-off intersection before Secret Service personnel sprung into action and surrounded the vehicle with weapons drawn, instructing the driver to put his hands up. 

The man complied while nearby reporters were quickly shuffled away. 

‘They’re evacuating, you guys gotta go,’ a staffer told journalists as security personnel secured the area. 

The car rammed into a motorcade SUV  operated by the Secret Service  which was blocking the street

The car rammed into a motorcade SUV  operated by the Secret Service  which was blocking the street

Law enforcement quickly surrounded the vehicle with weapons drawn

Law enforcement quickly surrounded the vehicle with weapons drawn

Agents quickly approached the crashed vehicle to speak with the driver and understand what had happened

Agents quickly approached the crashed vehicle to speak with the driver and understand what had happened

One Secret Service agent could be seen with his hand on his weapon as he approached the vehicle

One Secret Service agent could be seen with his hand on his weapon as he approached the vehicle

Secret Service agents rushed to the scene moments after the collision

Secret Service agents rushed to the scene moments after the collision 

Biden and his wife had just left his campaign headquarters after having a meal of pasta with tomato sauce with members of his re-election team.

Reporters were asking the president about his low polling numbers when the crash happened.

There was a band and then Biden said ‘woah’ before an engine revved and he was rushed to his vehicle, according to NBC.  

The president was quickly ushered into his waiting vehicle, where his wife was already seated, before being driven swiftly back to their home. 

The crash came just as Joe Biden was leaving his campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, on Sunday night, just after 8pm

The crash came just as Joe Biden was leaving his campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, on Sunday night, just after 8pm

Moments earlier, Biden had been waving to gathered reporters wishing them 'Happy Holidays'

Moments earlier, Biden had been waving to gathered reporters wishing them ‘Happy Holidays’

U.S. first lady Jill Biden was leaving the campaign HQ as a vehicle crashed into a Secret Service SUV

U.S. first lady Jill Biden was leaving the campaign HQ as a vehicle crashed into a Secret Service SUV 

The crash happened in full view of a team of journalists and photographers covering Biden

The crash happened in full view of a team of journalists and photographers covering Biden

President Joe Biden reacts after hearing a loud bang as he leaves his campaign headquarters

President Joe Biden reacts after hearing a loud bang as he leaves his campaign headquarters 

Tight security that surrounds the president appeared to have been breached on Sunday night

Tight security that surrounds the president appeared to have been breached on Sunday night

A car plowed into a parked SUV that was part of Biden's motorcade Sunday night while the president was leaving  his campaign headquarters. The bang startled Biden

A car plowed into a parked SUV that was part of Biden’s motorcade Sunday night while the president was leaving  his campaign headquarters. The bang startled Biden

His schedule was otherwise unaffected by the incident.

The Secret Service did not immediately comment on the crash.

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