January 15th, 2008
06:30 AM ET
10 years ago

Edwards' daughter hit by drunk driver

Cate Edwards was involved in a car accident Friday.

Cate Edwards was involved in a car accident Friday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democrat John Edwards said Monday his daughter Cate is doing fine after she was involved in a car accident over the weekend that was reportedly caused by a drunk driver.

"I talked to Cate last night, she was hit from behind, I think by a drunk driver, and any other details, they'll have to tell you," Edwards said while campaigning in South Carolina. "I don't know much more beyond that. But she's doing fine."

According to CNN affiliate WTVD, Cate Edwards's car was struck from behind in Chapel Hill, North Carolina Friday afternoon by a man who was driving at twice the legal blood-alcohol limit.

More than $2,000 worth of damage was caused to Edwards' 2007 Ford.

John Edwards is currently in a campaign swing through South Carolina ahead of that state's January 26 Democratic primary.

Edwards' campaign described the accident as "minor."

- CNN's Alexander Mooney and Dugald McConnell contributed to this report

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