- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Latest on the snowmobile accident that injured Sarah Palin’s husband (all times local):

1:50 p.m.

Todd Palin’s father says his son, who’s married to Sarah Palin, suffered eight fractured ribs and other injuries in a snowmobile accident in Alaska.

Jim Palin tells The Associated Press in a phone interview that his son also had injuries to his collarbone and lungs, but he doesn’t know the extent of those injuries. He says Todd Palin is scheduled for surgery Monday at a hospital near the Palins’ hometown of Wasilla.

He says he expects his son to recover fully. The father called the crash Sunday night “one of those freak accidents” and says it happened around Petersville, about 70 miles north of Wasilla.

Jim Palin, who splits his time between California and Alaska, says he plans to return to Alaska at the end of the month unless his son wants him there earlier.

He called his son “tough.”


1 p.m.

Sarah Palin is calling her husband the “toughest guy” she knows, following a snowmobile accident in Alaska on Sunday night that put Todd Palin in a hospital.

Palin says in a Facebook posting that her husband is recovering from the accident. She says “Todd is our rock” and that she was flying back home.

She adds that Chris Kyle summed up Todd Palin best when he compared him to Rambo in an apparent reference to the late “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle.

Palin did not discuss any details of her husband’s accident, but she thanked supporters for their prayers as he recovers.

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