^Bass, Jack; Thompson, Marilyn W. (2005). Strom: The Complicated Personal and Political Life of Strom Thurmond. p. 305. ISBN1-58648-297-1. Retrieved 2010-12-18. On the evening of April 13, 1993, Democratic Lieutenant Governor Nick Theodore was reading the directions on some medication as his highway patrolman driver pulled out of the Eckerd's drugstore parking lot onto Harden Street in Columbia's busy Five Points area. With its restaurants and coffee shops, the spot is a place of heavy evening foot traffic near the University of South Carolina campus. Theodore heard a dull thud. He looked toward the street and saw a car stop. A distraught woman driver got out, ran toward his car, and shouted through the window, 'I didn't mean to hit her. She stepped in front of my car.'