A police SUV assisting President-elect Joe Biden’s motorcade crashed with another car Monday afternoon, Delaware State Police confirmed on Tuesday.
The trooper and a 77-year-old woman ended up with minor injuries, according to state police.
The accident occurred about 4:30 p.m. on Powder Mill Road (Route 141), between Foulk Road and Children Drive, said Cpl. Jason Hatchell, a police spokesman.
Before the accident, traffic at the intersection had been stopped in all directions by multiple troopers working as part of Biden’s motorcade, Hatchell said.
After Biden’s motorcade cleared the intersection, a 2019 Nissan Altima, which was initially stopped on the south exit ramp from U.S. 202, proceeded through the intersection onto West Park Drive for a green traffic signal.
“After several seconds, a 2015 Chevrolet fully marked Delaware State Police Tahoe, also working as part of the President Elect’s motorcade detail was traveling southbound 141 and entered the intersection with all its emergency lights activated,” Hatchell said. “The front of the Tahoe struck the left front side of the Altima and pushed it into the southbound lane of Route 141.”
The Wilmington woman and trooper were both treated at an area hospital and released with minor injuries.
“The investigation is ongoing,” Hatchell said.
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This is not the first time a Biden motorcade has been involved in a crash.
On Nov. 11, 2009, two Secret Service employees driving separate cars along a Washington, D.C., parkway struck and killed a man, according to The Hill. Then-Vice President Biden was not in the limousine or SUV that hit that man. Larry Donnall Moore, of Temple Hills, Maryland, was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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