[Ed. – Did somebody shake the wrong voodoo totem in the Palmetto State? Our best wishes for a swift and full recovery.]
Katie Arrington, a candidate for Congress in South Carolina who earlier this month defeated Rep. Mark Sanford in the state’s Republican primary, was seriously injured in a car accident on Friday night, according to posts on her social media account.
Ms. Arrington was traveling with a friend on state highway 17 when their vehicle was struck by a car going the wrong way.
Ms. Arrington, who was a passenger at the time of the crash, “sustained a fracture in her back and several broken ribs, as well as injuries that required [her] to undergo major surgery including the removal of a portion of her small intestine and a portion of her colon,” a post on her Facebook page said. An artery in her legs also collapsed, the post said, and she will require additional surgeries and remain hospitalized for two weeks.