mayor accident

Mayor Johnny Magee, (right) calls for help, while LL-C subscriber Robert Hathorn talks to LPD Officer Michelle Howell after hitting the Mayor’s SUV. (Photo by Lakyn Prince)

Robert Hathorn was just trying to drop off money to renew his subscription to the Leader-Call on Tuesday when he was involved in a minor fender-bender with none other than the Mayor of Laurel, Johnny Magee. 

The accident took place at the corner of Oak and North Magnolia streets, in front of Pearl’s Diner and a couple doors down from the Leader-Call office. Magee and Hathorn were both uninjured, but the Mayor’s black SUV suffered a sizable dent.

LPD officer Michelle Howell responded to the incident. 

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