Minivan accidentally crashes into event for Cory Booker in Miami Gardens

A vehicle slammed into a building near a campaign event held by New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
Posted at 5:19 AM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 05:23:29-04

MIAMI (AP) — One person was injured after a minivan slammed into a strip mall where Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker was speaking at a campaign event in Miami Gardens.

The Miami Herald reports the van crashed a few dozen feet from where Booker was speaking Sunday. The van ended up between two parked cars and a structural beam. The driver could be heard wailing inside. Event organizers urged everyone to exit the building. Police later confirmed it was an accident.

The New Jersey Senator remained calm and stayed to answer questions and take photos. The crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to the Booker who turned 50 Saturday.

Booker spent much of his time talking about voting rights and has been critical of Florida's Legislature, calling a House bill requiring that former felons pay all fines, fees and restitution before regaining the right to vote a "poll tax."

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