After appearing in Myrtle Beach and Columbia, Presidential candidate Ben Carson returned to the Holy City Tuesday and announced he was temporarily suspending his run for the presidency.
Dr. Carson appeared at the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston’s weekly luncheon and broke the news that some of his staffers were in a bad accident in Atlantic, Iowa. He said one of them was in “grave condition.”
“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,” Carson’s campaign said in a statement.
Carson, who was campaigning in South Carolina, is traveling to Omaha Tuesday afternoon to be with the family of the volunteer, who was identified by a campaign spokesman as Braeden Joplin. He has spoken with the family as well as the attending physician, the campaign added.
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