Gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory in minor accident here

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Staff report
Charlotte mayor Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory was in an accident involving the car he was riding in and another vehicle in Salisbury on Wednesday morning.
It was a minor fender bender as he headed to Winston-Salem for a campaign speech, according to a campaign spokeswoman.
McCrory was not injured and is doing fine, spokeswoman Amy Auth said.
He was a speaker at the event, which started at 1:30 p.m.
McCrory was a passenger in a Honda Accord, according to Salisbury Police Chief Mark Wilhelm.
The accident occurred at 12:04 p.m. The Honda was traveling north in the 100 block of South Main Street when the driver made a U-turn and attempted to pull into a parking space on the southbound lane.
A spokesperson said McCrory campaign worker Preston Priester was driving the Honda.
Apparently, Priester, 23, did not make the full U-turn and backed up.
It is unclear whether Priester struck an oncoming Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle or the SUV struck the Honda.
No charges were filed, Wilhelm said.
The name of the driver of the SUV was not available.

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