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.
Other 2016 hopefuls expressed sadness over the accident on Twitter Tuesday:
Just heard about the serious car accident involving @RealBenCarson staff and volunteers. Please join me in praying for them.— Marco Rubio (@Marco Rubio)1453234098.0
Heidi and I are lifting up in prayer the @RealBenCarson staffers injured in a car accident in Iowa. By His stripes, we are healed. Is. 53:5.— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1453233971.0