In a statement released Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson announced he would suspend all of his campaign activities for the day after four of his volunteers were involved in a car accident.
I'm suspending all campaign activities today due to a car accident involving members of our team. Full statement: https://t.co/Uf9HZrn2P6
— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) January 19, 2016
According to the statement, the van transporting three people on his campaign hit a patch of ice in Iowa, flipped on its side and was struck by another vehicle. Three of the passengers, including the driver, were sent to a hospital in Iowa while another passenger was transported to the trauma center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
One ABC reporter described the condition of one of the passengers as “grave.”
BREAKING: Ben Carson suspends campaigning today. Iowa staffers involved in bad wreck. One in grave condition. @ABCNews4 #chsnews #scnews
— Bill Burr (@BBonTV) January 19, 2016