Edwards' daughter hit by alleged drunk driver

CHAPEL HILL (WTVD)

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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