Edwards' daughter hit by alleged drunk driver

January 14, 2008 12:35:35 PM PST
A alleged drunk driver crashed into a car driven by Cate Edwards in Chapel Hill on Friday afternoon.

Cate Edwards is the older daughter of presidential candidate John Edwards (D).

According to Chapel Hill Police investigators, Edwards was driving a 2007 Ford Sedan when she slowed down at a red light and was rear-ended by a woman driving a 1989 Toyota.

Officials with the Edwards Campaign say Cate was not injured in the crash and calls the accident "minor."

Chapel Hill Police charged 45-year-old Carol Small with DWI after they say they measured her blood alcohol content at .17. Chapel Hill police say Edwards' car suffered an estimated $2000 worth of damage.

In 1996, the Edwardses' 16-year-old son, Wade, died in a car accident. Wade Edwards was driving with a friend to the beach in North Carolina when a strong wind blew his Jeep off the road and it flipped over.

"She was hit from behind by a drunk driver," Edwards said when asked about the accident following a town hall event in Pawleys Island, S.C. "She's doing fine."


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