UPDATE 12:03 p.m. Sunday: A statement from Rubio's office Sunday read: "Amanda Rubio remains in fair condition at the Intensive Care Unit at Miami Children's Hospital. Her longterm prognosis is favorable. The family is grateful for all the messages of support and the prayers said for their daughter."
(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio's 12 year-old-daughter is in stable condition after being hospitalized Saturday following a vehicle accident, Rubio's office said in a statement.
Rubio learned of the accident after speaking at a campaign event for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Kissimmee, Florida, his office said.
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His daughter, Amanda, was airlifted from the Miami accident to a local hospital, Rubio’s office said.
Amanda is expected to remain at the hospital overnight for observation, CNN contributor Ana Navarro said. The accident involved a golf cart, said Navarro, who is a friend of the family.
The senator from Florida had been traveling aboard the Romney campaign bus when the bus pulled over shortly before 7 p.m. ET. Rubio exited the bus and was driven away by a state trooper.
"Senator Rubio was notified of the accident after coming off stage while campaigning with Governor Romney in Kissimmee, Florida. He is enroute to Miami," his office said in a statement.
Romney campaign spokesman Rick Gorka said Rubio was headed home following a family emergency, and Romney campaign press secretary Andrea Saul said in a statement, "Governor Romney spoke with Senator Rubio and expressed his concern and hope for Amanda Rubio's quick recovery."
- CNN's Rachel Streitfeld contributed to this report