Ben Carson announced Tuesday afternoon that he’d be suspending all campaign activities after members of his team were injured 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
In his statement, Carson explained that a van transporting three campaign volunteers and a Carson campaign employee in Iowa hit a patch of ice and flipped on its side, where it was struck by another vehicle. Three of the passengers were being checked out at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa, while one volunteer was transported to the trauma center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Earlier today, before the accident, Carson had challenged followers to change their Facebook profile pictures to read, “In God We Trust.” As news of the car crash spread, Carson’s challengers offered their prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to @RealBenCarson, his campaign staff and their volunteers today. Praying for quick recoveries!
— Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) January 19, 2016
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 (@tedcruz) January 19, 2016
Just heard about the serious car accident involving @RealBenCarson staff and volunteers. Please join me in praying for them.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 19, 2016
— R. K. H (@RkhGsdlvr) January 19, 2016
— Gena Hood (@cantontweet) January 19, 2016
— Esther Fleece (@EstherFleece) January 19, 2016
@RealBenCarson Praying for all involved…..I'm sorry to hear this ?
— Elena Baker (@ElenaNinj) January 19, 2016
@RealBenCarson I'm so sorry to hear this and I'm Praying right now for all those involved in the accident, especially for the trauma victim.
— #MakeDCListen (@ChgocadChic) January 19, 2016
@RealBenCarson Lifting you and your staffers up in prayer Dr Ben. God Bless you and may he bring healing to those involved.
— St_O 4 TED CRUZ (@Saint_Obama) January 19, 2016
@RealBenCarson praying big prayers to an even BIGGER GOD! Asking for peace, healing, and comfort for all involved.
— carpe diem (@czlife) January 19, 2016
@RealBenCarson As a Trump supporter, I am sending U & your team prayers, strength, LOVE & support! We are all one under God!
— Boca Vista (@bocavista2016) January 19, 2016
@RealBenCarson thank you sir, for putting your team first. I think it shows appropriate leadership, and it's an example we need.
— Kevin Hise (@kevinhise) January 19, 2016
@RealBenCarson class act.
— Iowagram (@hawkeyejulie) January 19, 2016
Carson says he’ll be traveling to Omaha this afternoon to be with the family of the injured volunteer.