Marco Rubio's Daughter Released From Hospital After Golf Cart Crash

Florida senator's daughter recuperating at home after suffering concussion in accident

Monday, Oct 29, 2012  |  Updated 12:06 PM EDT
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The 12-year-old daughter of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was in fair condition Saturday evening at Miami Children's Hospital after she was airlifted there following a golf-cart accident in a gated community, the senator's office said. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, a family friend, spoke about the incident.

The 12-year-old daughter of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was in fair condition Saturday evening at Miami Children's Hospital after she was airlifted there following a golf-cart accident in a gated community, the senator's office said. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, a family friend, spoke about the incident.

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The daughter of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is back home recuperating after being hospitalized following a golf cart accident, the senator's office said.

Amanda Rubio was released from Miami Children's Hospital Sunday evening after suffering a concussion in the accident in a gated community Saturday, according to a statement from Rubio's office.

"Her condition has stabilized and should improve in the coming days," The statement read. "Her prognosis is good and she is expected to make a full recovery."

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Amanda Rubio, the senator's oldest daughter, had been airlifted to the hospital and was admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

The Republican senator was notified of the accident while coming off stage after a rally with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney Saturday afternoon. He was picked up by a state police cruiser along Romney's motorcade route.

"Senator and Mrs. Rubio are grateful for the many messages of support and prayers for their daughter," the statement read. "And they are grateful to the Miami-Dade Fire Department and the staff at the Pediatric Trauma Center at Miami Children's Hospital for their excellent care."

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