Gov. candidate Faison in fender bender

Posted May 5, 2012 11:18 a.m. EDT

— Bill Faison, a Democrat running for North Carolina governor, and a campaign spokeswoman got in a wreck Friday night along U.S. Highway 264 as they returned from a campaign event. Neither was injured in what spokeswoman Jeanne Miliken Bonds characterized as "a fender bender."

Bonds said she and Faison were on the way to Knightdale to pick up some campaign supplies when he crashed near Hodge Road. He was issued a moving violation.

The latest WRAL poll, done in late April, shows Faison trailing Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and former Congressman Bob Etheridge for the Democratic nomination, although nearly a third of those surveyed said they had not decided. North Carolina's primary election is Tuesday.