Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was involved in a car accident while traveling to a campaign event in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Monday. Although the details of the incident are not fully confirmed, multiple reports indicate that both the Governor and his team emerged without serious injuries.
The news of the accident surprised many across the nation, given that DeSantis is considered a significant contender for the GOP presidential nomination and is seen as the primary rival to former President Donald Trump in the Republican primary race.
This makes his candidacy even more crucial as Trump faces various legal challenges that may affect his ability to campaign or serve effectively.
Bryan Griffin, the press secretary for the DeSantis campaign, confirmed the accident and stated that the Governor was “uninjured.” Griffin also expressed gratitude for the nation’s prayers and well-wishes for DeSantis’s safety while he continues his campaign trail.
Ron DeSantis was in a car accident while traveling to event in Chattanooga, Tennessee pic.twitter.com/TWbpM1ZJYY— Karli Bonne’ 🇺🇸 (@KarliBonnita) July 25, 2023
The statement also mentioned that a female staff member sustained a minor injury but, after receiving medical care, she continued traveling with the governor’s motorcade following the accident.
According to The New York Post, the incident occurred around 8:15 a.m. when the lead car in the motorcade suddenly hit the brakes, leading to a collision involving all four vehicles.
The DeSantis campaign expressed appreciation for the overwhelming support of prayers and well-wishes from people across the nation.
Important Update on Governor DeSantis:— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) July 25, 2023
“This morning, the governor was in a car accident while traveling to an event in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He and his team are uninjured. We appreciate the prayers and well wishes of the nation for his continued protection while on the…
As additional details about the accident emerge, it becomes evident that DeSantis remains unwavering in his pursuit of the presidential nomination.