== 1963 Car Accident ==
In 1963 Laura Bush, then known as Laura Welch and only 17 years old at the time, was driving her [[Chevrolet]] sedan on a clear night shortly after 8 p.m. on Nov. 6, 1963. She ran a [[stop sign]] at an intersection and struck a Corvair sedan driven by 17 year old Michael Douglas. Douglas was killed. This is recorded in a two-page accident report released by the city of Midland, Texas. No charges were filed.<ref>[http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/e1698.htm 1963 accident]</ref>
Although Mrs. Bush has historically blamed for the accident, recent scholarship has suggested that there may have been little she could do to avoid it. Douglas was driving a first generation Chevrolet Corvair, notorious for its unpredictable handling at high speeds. The possibility that Douglas lost control of the vehicle can not be discounted.