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Howard Dean Car Accident Interrupts His Canadian Radio Interview (AUDIO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: Updated: 05/16/2012 3:11 pm

Howard Dean Car Accident

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean was forced to cut a radio interview short on Tuesday when he got into a car accident.

Dean was visiting Montreal and talking U.S. politics with the city's CJAD radio from a car, when a loud crunch was heard on his end of the phone.

“I’m going to have to -- goodbye. We just got hit by a car,” Dean said, telling the host that everybody in his car was fine. Dean was reportedly not driving the vehicle he was in.

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CJAD's Aaron Rand explained the incident to OpenFile Montreal:

Rand told OpenFile Montreal the interview had just begun when the crash occurred.

"I heard a thud and I figured somebody had just dropped something in the car," he said. "Then I heard somebody say, 'Oh no!'"

Rand said the taping was put on hold until Dean called him back about 20 minutes later. When asked about the crash, Dean said a taxi had hit the car but that he laughed it off.

Dean is not the first politician to drive into trouble while giving an interview in a moving car. In 2010, a speeding Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) was torn away from a live radio hit when a police officer pulled him over in Virginia and asked him to hang up the phone. He got off with a warning.

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