Todd Palin in intensive care with several injuries after accident

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 15, 2016 10:00 AM

(Reuters) - Former U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said her husband is in intensive care at an Alaska hospital with multiple injuries, including broken bones and a collapsed lung, after a snowmobile accident.

Todd Palin suffered multiple broken and fractured ribs, a broken shoulder blade and clavicle, and knee and leg injuries, and was back in surgery to repair several fractures, Sarah Palin said in a statement on social media on Tuesday.

"Knowing Todd, once he's cognizant, he'll probably ask docs to duct tape him up and he'll call it good," she said. "He's tough."

The accident on Sunday forced her to cut short a campaign trip for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Palin, who has endorsed Trump, had been scheduled to campaign for him on Monday in The Villages, Florida.

Florida is one of five states holding nominating contests on Tuesday for the Nov. 8 election.

Trump campaign officials said Palin was returning to Alaska to be with her husband. They said they looked forward to her return to the campaign trail soon.

(Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Lisa Von Ahn)