Limited to recent presidential participants.
*President Bush's wife Laura ran a stop sign at 17 years of age and strikes another car, killing the other driver, 17 year old Michael Dutton Douglas.
*President Bush's mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, lost her mother, Pauline Robinson, to a car crash in 1949.
*Former President Clinton, and husband of Presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton, lost his father, William Jefferson Blythe Jr in a car crash in 1946.
*Presidential candidate and Senator John McCain's first wife, Carol Shepp McCain, was permanently injured after a car crash in 1969.
*Presidential candidate and former Senator John Edwards lost his son, Lucius Wade Edwards, in a single vehicle accident in 1979.
*Vice Presidential candidate and Senator Joe Biden lost his first wife, Neilia Hunter, and infant daughter, Naomi “Amy” Christina Biden, to a car crash in 1972. Having just won his first seat in the Senate, friends had to talk him out of resigning and he was sworn in at the hospital, where his two sons, Beau and Hunter, were hospitalized with serious injuries.
*Former Vice President Al Gore chose not to run for President in 1992, instead staying with his 7 year old son, Al Gore III, who was in recovery after nearly losing his life in 1989, after being struck by a car.
*(addition thanks to a Neosho reader) Presidential Candidate and Senator Barack Obama's father, Barack Hussein Obama lost both of his legs in a car crash and was killed in another car crash in 1982, both in Kenya.
Car crashes can affect anyone and don't play political favors.