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Carson Suspends Campaign Events After Serious Iowa Car Accident Involving Staffer and Volunteers

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Republican presidential candidate, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson stands on the stage during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Presidential candidate Ben Carson has cancelled the rest of his planned campaign events today after a serious car accident involving one staffer and three volunteers in Iowa.

The campaign released a statement on what happened:

Earlier today in Iowa, a van transporting three campaign volunteers and a Carson campaign employee hit a patch of ice and flipped on its side where it was struck by another vehicle. Three of the passengers, including the campaign staffer driving, are currently being checked out at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa.  One volunteer is being transported to the trauma center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Dr. Carson is asking people to join him in prayer for all the individuals and families involved.

Carson is traveling to Omaha to be with the injured volunteer and his family and has spoken to the attending physician.

Volunteers distribute campaign signs for Dr. Ben Carson in Iowa on Jan. 11. (AP/Patrick Semansky)

Other 2016 hopefuls expressed sadness over the accident on Twitter Tuesday:

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