Marco Rubio's Daughter Hospitalized After Accident

By: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's 12-year-old daughter suffered a head injury in an accident in Miami on Saturday, prompting the lawmaker to leave Mitt Romney's motorcade along a highway near here.

The senator's office said in a statement that while visiting with classmates in a private gated community, Amanda Rubio was a passenger on a golf cart involved in a collision. She was airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital, where she was listed in fair condition on Saturday night.

Rubio was notified of the accident after coming off stage while campaigning with Romney in Kissimmee, Fla. He then headed to Miami after being notified shortly before 7 p.m.

Romney spokesman Rick Gorka said the freshman GOP senator took an earlier flight from Tampa to Miami than he had originally planned. Gorka said it would have taken more time to get that plane to the airport in Kissimmee, so he decided to stay in the motorcade and have him break off before it would turn onto Interstate 75.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 176168081 - wibw.com/a?a=176168081
Gray Television, Inc.