Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to make headlines, but not exactly the ones he would have hoped for.
According to Breitbart, it was revealed Wednesday that the car accident involving the governor's motorcade on Tuesday was the result of "rear-end collision."
According to the Chattanooga police, the crash occurred on I-75 near East Brainerd Road. A release from the department stated that the motorcade “came up on slow traffic, and the lead vehicle had to brake quickly, which caused a rear-end collision involving the other vehicles.”
Footage of the reported incident was uploaded to social media, as captured by a news chopper over the scene on Tuesday.
GOP presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was in a car accident in Tennessee that involved multiple cars in his motorcade. Campaign says he and team were not injured. pic.twitter.com/JmbVoryk4G
— Chris Walker (@WalkerATX) July 25, 2023
Shortly after the incident on Tuesday, a DeSantis spokesperson released a statement clarifying that the governor was unharmed.
"[DeSantis] and his team are uninjured," the spokesperson said. "We appreciate the prayers and well wishes of the nation for his continued protection while on the campaign trail."
"The motorcade came up on slow traffic and the lead vehicle had to brake quickly, which caused a rear-end collision involving the other vehicles," said a statement from Chattanooga police on the wreck involving Ron DeSantis' motorcade. https://t.co/biByyztycK
— Tennessean (@Tennessean) July 25, 2023
"All the vehicles involved were government vehicles accompanying Gov. DeSantis and his team to his scheduled event," a press release from the Chattanooga Police Department read.
The incident dominated the headlines earlier this week as the DeSantis campaign deals with multiple PR situations, and less-than-exciting polling numbers that seem to be going in the wrong direction for the once-hot presidential campaign.
Reportedly, a female staffer was minorly injured in the collision. She was able to attend the event and was treated on site.
Four cars in Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis' motorcade crashed into each other as he traveled to a campaign event in Chattanooga, Tennessee. DeSantis wasn't hurt, but one staff member suffered a minor injury. pic.twitter.com/KmHyMKd0qT
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 25, 2023
Former President Donald Trump dominates DeSantis, his closest competitor in most polls. Many have seemingly soured on the early momentum DeSantis built.
Only time will tell if DeSantis and his campaign can get back on the right track, but for now it's looking challenging, to say the least.