05/16/2012 03:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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

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.


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.