Todd Palin Seriously Injured In Snowmobile Accident

Former U.S. Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her husband Todd watch the NBA Eastern Conference final basketball playoff series between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Indiana, in this file photo taken May 26, 2013. Sarah Palin canceled a campaign event for Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Monday after her husband Todd was involved in a snow machine accident in Alaska, the Trump campaign said.  REUTERS/Brent Smith/Files

Sarah Palin’s husband hospitalized, in ICU with serious injuries after Sunday night accident.

Fox News reports:  Todd Palin, the husband of Sarah Palin, was hospitalized after a serious snowmobile accident Sunday night, temporarily taking the former Alaska governor off the campaign trail for Donald Trump.

Sarah Palin, though, made a surprise appearance in Tampa, Fla., on behalf of Trump later Monday afternoon — despite an initial statement from the Trump campaign saying she was returning to Alaska.  In the appearance, Palin thanked the public for their prayers as her husband recovers. The Trump campaign confirmed earlier Monday afternoon that Todd Palin was in a “bad snow machine accident” and currently is hospitalized.

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“Governor Palin is returning to Alaska to be with her husband and looks forward to being back on the campaign trail soon. Mr. Trump’s thoughts and prayers are with the Palin family at this time,” the campaign said.

The statement came shortly after the campaign abruptly announced that the Sarah Palin appearance originally scheduled for noon at The Villages in Florida had been cancelled.

Just two days earlier, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee had posted on Facebook that she was heading out to the Sunshine State to stump for Trump, ahead of the state’s Tuesday primary.

“Surrendering my ice fishing hole on our still-frozen solid lake to other anglers for the next few days, I’m humbled to be able to hit the campaign trail again for our next POTUS, Donald J. Trump,” she wrote.

The details on her husband’s accident are unclear. NBC News reported that he is in intensive care, describing the accident as “very serious.”

Nick-named during Palin’s term as governor as the state’s “first dude,” Todd Palin is also an avid snowmobile competitor. He has won the grueling Iron Dog snowmobile competition several times.

(Via Fox News)


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