Nobody was injured.
The driver of the Dodge had to leave, but gave the bus driver her business card.
The campaign team, meanwhile, stuck around and waited for the Florida Highway Patrol to arrive.
When the driver of the Dodge came back about 90 minutes later, Crist and his running mate, former Miami-Dade Democratic Party chairwoman Annette Taddeo, went outside to meet her. Crist gave her a hug.
"I didn't know [Crist] was on the bus," said Tina Pun, a business development manager from Orlando, adding that she was mortified. "When I saw him, my face turned bright red."
Pun said she planned to vote for Crist before the accident -- and still would.
The damage to the bus was minimal. The Dodge lost a side-view mirror and will likely need a trip to the auto body shop.
The Crist bus took off for Tampa around 3:30 p.m.