What REALLY happened in Foggy Bottom tunnel? Kamala Harris is involved in DC car accident and attended to by medics after Secret Service driver ‘overcorrected’ and hit curb (but blamed it on ‘mechanical failure’)

  • Nobody was injured and Harris’ examination by medic staff seems a precaution 
  • It occurred late on Monday morning in DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood 
  • The minor accident happened when her motorcade driver was overcorrecting 
  • The ‘mechanical failure’ explanation was only initially given before agents updated Secret Service leaders in person with the full story
  • It was reported that new Director Kimberly Cheatle ‘confided to allies that she was disturbed by the inaccuracy of the alert related to the Harris accident’
  • She was later ‘relieved’ to hear the full story, the Wednesday report stated 

Vice President Kamala Harris was reportedly involved in a minor car accident earlier this week that had not been publicly disclosed until Wednesday evening.

Her motorcade hit a curb with enough force to disable one of the car’s wheels late on Monday morning, the Washington Post reported.

Nobody was injured and Harris reportedly was transferred to another vehicle and continued her route. The vice president was traveling to the White House at the time.

She had reportedly been examined by medics once she arrived at the White House who confirmed Harris was fine. 

The incident was apparently first described as a ‘mechanical failure’ to senior Secret Service officials but they were told the full story later in person.

The driver of her car had overcorrected at a tunnel in the Washington, DC neighborhood of Foggy Bottom.

Initially describing the incident as a ‘mechanical failure’ was a part of standard protocol, the Post reported, but the outlet also notes that new Secret Service head Kimberly Cheatle ‘confided to allies that she was disturbed by the inaccuracy of the alert related to the Harris accident.’

Cheatle was ‘relieved to get the fuller account later that day,’ the report stated based on an anonymous witness. 

A TikTok user recorded video on Monday morning of what appears to have been the road accident Vice President Kamala Harris was involved in

Nobody was injured in the reported incident, which occurred in Washington, DC's Foggy Bottom neighborhood

Nobody was injured in the reported incident, which occurred in Washington, DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood 

DailyMail.com has reached out to the US Secret Service and the vice president’s office for further comment.

Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Post, ‘During a protective movement Monday, a vehicle in a motorcade had a minor overcorrection and struck a curb.’

‘The protectee was transferred to a secondary vehicle, and the motorcade continued to its destination. There were no injuries to anyone,’ he said.

The spokesman explained the peculiar description of a ‘mechanical failure’ was only in agents’ initial written communication of the incident and that Secret Service leaders were later briefed in conversation.

‘Initial radio traffic indicated this was a mechanical failure, and that was communicated to agency leadership by personnel supporting the motorcade movement,’ Guglielmi told the Post.

Harris was examined by medics upon arrival at the White House who reportedly determined she was fine

Harris was examined by medics upon arrival at the White House who reportedly determined she was fine

‘After the protective movement was completed, leadership was verbally updated with additional pertinent facts that the vehicle struck a curb.’ 

A reporter from Yeshiva World News posted a purported TikTok video of the minor crash on Twitter earlier this week, calling it a ‘strange incident.’

It shows several black SUVs stopped at the entrance of a tunnel while sirens can be heard in the background – though it’s not clear if they are related. 

While the video is shot from too far away to make out any clear details, the person recording seems certain that they see the vice president outside of the car that had hit the curb.

The Secret Service’s protocols and sometimes mysterious security moves have been forced under the spotlight in recent months after the agency was accused of deleting text messages from January 5 and January 6 last year.

Those communications are being sought in relation to probes into the 2021 US Capitol riot.

Messages that could have been of interest to multiple investigations into the attack  – including the House select committee’s high-profile probe – had been erased after the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General had requested them, according to a letter he sent to the relevant House and Senate committees. 

The Secret Service had publicly pushed back on the inspector general’s suggestion that text messages were intentionally deleted.

It asserted that the erasure of messages was due to a regularly-scheduled update that wiped nearly all of the phones’ existing data.

The agency claimed that the change was already underway when the texts were requested.

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