Laura Bush is the current First Lady of the United States and the wife of US President George W. Bush. Prior to becoming First Lady of the Nation, she served as First Lady of Texas. She was also a schoolteacher and has since set up a national reading program called America's Children Read Books and has been active in anti-smoking campaigns.
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 filled.