Rubio's daughter hospitalized after vehicle accident
Sen. Marco Rubio on the phone after learning his daughter had been in a vehicle accident.
October 27th, 2012
07:27 PM ET
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Rubio's daughter hospitalized after vehicle accident

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

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soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. yem

    My thoughts and prayers go to the family.

    October 28, 2012 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  2. Alex

    All the best to little Amanda, we keep you in our prayers. But now about her father: man, listen here, you were NOT in an official state function at the time of the accident. So a state trooper intercepts your bus to tell you what happened. Why? Weren't you answering the phone while you "were with the boys"? Besides, if MY son has an accident and I don't know and I am on a highway, frankly, do you think is anybody from the State Patrol bothering to stop me to let me know? Hell, no!! So as long as people like you, NOT in the middle of a state importance business, are treated differently than the simple citizen, well, as long as that happens, making you to feel SPECIAL and CHOSEN, you guys (the Congressmen and Senators) will never really care about the rest of us and you'll just follow the lobby money and protect the special interests. Useless to say that you and your family benefit from a health system that you denied the rest of us to have, leaving us at the mercy and the mood of the big, greedy, commercial insurance companies. All the best to little Amanda Rubio, shame on you Senator Rubio!!

    October 28, 2012 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  3. Marry

    Everyone wishes for the little girl to get well!
    Would it not be wonderful if the GOP would wish this for your children and you too???
    They sure do not with their rejection of the ACA! And that is not the only thing they could not care less about for you to have! Remember jobs?

    Don't boo. VOTE Nov. 6th!!! Strait "D" ticket!!!

    October 28, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
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