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Katie Arrington Thanks God For Her Life During First Cable News Appearance Since Car Crash

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Evie Fordham Politics and Health Care Reporter
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South Carolina Republican congressional candidate Katie Arrington thanked God during her first cable news appearance Friday since a vehicle she was a passenger in collided with a drunk driver on June 22.

Arrington spoke with Ainsley Earhardt of “Fox & Friends” about how her faith sustained her after the accident, which left her with two broken ribs, fractured feet and abdominal bleeding.

“That was God’s good embrace holding me,” Arrington said. “I never lost consciousness throughout the entire event which is insane … It’s something I thank God for, because I’m thankful to every face that helped me and every soul that worked as such an amazing team to save my life.” (RELATED: Melania High-Fives Veteran — Steals The UK’s Heart)

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Arrington was moved out of intensive care on June 28 and began physical therapy after the car crash left her and a friend in serious condition.

Arrington will be in a wheelchair as she eases back into campaign mode, but she is expected to make a full recovery.

Arrington was sitting in the passenger seat when another car driving in the wrong lane smashed into the South Carolina state representative’s vehicle. Arrington’s driver, her friend Jacqueline Goff, was also critically injured, reported The Post and Courier.

The other driver, Helen White, died at the scene. She was legally drunk while behind the wheel.

Arrington had surgery on her abdomen and back.

She gained national attention when President Donald Trump endorsed her via Twitter in her bid to be representative of South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District over rival candidate GOP Rep. Mark Sanford on June 12, the night of the Republican primary. Arrington beat Sanford 50.6 percent to 46.5 percent.

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