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As most of you are probably already aware of, we are now in election season.
However as the race for the Whitehouse intensifies, countless Americans have been disappointed by the news that one of their favorite Republican candidates, Dr. Ben Carson, has [indefinitely] suspended his Presidential campaign.
According to reports, Dr. Ben Carson suspended his Presidential campaign a few days ago because several of his top staffers were in a severe car-wreck that hospitalized all four passengers.
As reported by IJReview:
“2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson announced Tuesday afternoon that he is suspending his campaign after several of his Iowa staffers were involved in a car accident.
The crash happened around 11:00 am local time, when three volunteers and an employee were traveling in a van that hit a patch of ice and flipped on its side. It was then struck by another vehicle.
All four of the Carson workers in the vehicle have been hospitalized, and one of the volunteers was flown to the trauma center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The retired neurosurgeon is reportedly en route to Omaha to be with the volunteer, who is said to be in “grave condition.””
Dr. Carson and his Presidential Campaign team released the following statement shortly after the incident:
“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 has spoken with the family of the volunteer being transported to Omaha, as well as the attending physician. Dr. Carson has canceled all remaining campaign events today and will be traveling to Omaha this afternoon to be with the family during this difficult time.
Dr. Carson is asking people to join him in prayer for all the individuals and families involved.”
It is not yet certain how long Dr. Carson’s campaign will remain suspended, or if the Presidential contender will decide to continue the race.
UPDATE: It has been reported that the Staffer who was in critical condition is now deceased.