Congressional Candidate Katie Arrington Out Of Intensive Care After Car Crash

June 29, 2018Jun 29, 2018

South Carolina Republican congressional candidate Katie Arrington was moved out of intensive care and has begun physical therapy after a June 22 car crash left her in serious condition, a Thursday tweet from candidate’s Twitter account said.

Arrington is expected to make a full recovery after the collision.

Arrington was sitting in the passenger seat when another car driving in the wrong lane smashed into the South Caroline state representative’s vehicle. Arrington’s driver, the candidate’s friend, Jacqueline Goff, was also critically injured, reported The Post and Courier.

The other driver, Helen White, died at the scene.

Arrington had surgery on her abdomen and back.

She gained national attention when President Donald Trump endorsed her via Twitter in her bid to be representative of South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District over rival candidate Mark Sanford on June 12, the night of the Republican primary. Arrington beat Sanford 50.6 percent to 46.5 percent.

South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott will fill in at campaign events for Arrington while she recovers, reported Live 5 News.

Her Democratic opponent Joe Cunningham suspended campaign activities on Saturday. He will resume his campaign Thursday, reported The Post and Courier.

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