Friday, November 24, 2017
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Fender bender holds up Charlie Crist bus tour (w/video)

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The yellow school bus carrying Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist was about to leave Orlando on Thursday — and then it got clipped by a gray Dodge.

Nobody was injured.

The driver of the Dodge had to leave, but gave the bus driver her business card.

The campaign team, meanwhile, stuck around and waited for the Florida Highway Patrol.

When the driver of the Dodge came back about 90 minutes later, Crist and his running mate, former Miami-Dade Democratic Party chairwoman Annette Taddeo, went outside to meet her. Crist gave her a hug.

"I didn't know (Crist) was on the bus," said Tina Pun, a business development manager from Orlando, adding that she was mortified. "When I saw him, my face turned bright red."

Pun said she planned to vote for Crist before the accident — and still would.

The damage to the bus was minimal. The Dodge lost a side-view mirror.

The Crist bus took off for Tampa about 3:30 p.m.

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