With the presidential election rapidly approaching, over the course of the last few months, Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio has been seen on television sets across the nation, campaigning for his party’s candidate. This past weekend however, he was in the news for another reason–an injury to his 12-year-old daughter.
The girl apparently suffered a head injury after riding on a golf cart that was involved in an accident. At the time of the incident, which occurred in a gated community in Miami, Rubio’s daughter was socializing with friends. She was not driving the golf cart.
After the crash, the senator’s oldest daughter was flown to Miami Children’s Hospital in a helicopter. Once there, she was reportedly admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with a concussion. Other details surrounding the girl’s condition are not known. Nor is it known how the accident occurred or if anyone else was hurt in it.
While trauma to the brain is arguably undesirable regardless of the age of the person injured, it is particularly scary when the person suffering the injury is so young. While in many cases the recovery is fast and complete, in other situations, there can be lingering aftereffects including headaches and even difficulties socializing.
Though the specifics of the crash are not currently known, it is likely that the incident is being investigated. In some cases such as this one, these investigations lead to a personal injury lawsuit. This would be appropriate when it is determined the negligence of another was what caused the crash.
There is still much to be learned about this incident. In the meantime however, all are likely hopeful that the girl will recover quickly and completely.
Source: Houston Chronicle, “Rubio’s daughter in fair condition after accident,” Steve Peoples, Oct. 27, 2012