South Carolina lawmaker and Republican U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington underwent two main surgeries Sunday, two days after she was seriously injured in a car accident.
Spokesman Michael Mule said the initial surgery was a follow-up to initial surgery on Arrington’s abdomen, while the second largest was for a spinal rupture and lasted about six hours. He said that Arrington “will have no neurological inadequacies or restrictions moving forward[ and] is expected to be out of bottom and stepping as soon as is the next few days.”
“Katie may require one more minimal procedure, but that is not certain at this time, ” Mule contributed. “It is still is hoping that Katie will remain in the hospital for the next two weeks and will make a full recovery.”
Arrington overcame incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford earlier this month in a Republican primary to represent South Carolina’s 1st U.S. House District.
Authorities have said Arrington and a pal were traveling south Friday evening on U.S. Highway 17 when a vehicle traveling in the wrong tendency punched theirs. The move of the other vehicle expired at the background. The motorist of Arrington’s vehicle sustained serious injuries.
Arrington’s Democratic opposing, Joe Cunningham, announced Saturday that he was suspending all safarus acts until farther notification responding to Arrington’s “terrible accident.”
Fox News’ Terace Garnier in Columbia, S.C ., and The Associated Press contributed to this report .