LAKEWOOD CREST, Fla. -- Senator Marco Rubio's 12-year-old daughter was in fair condition Saturday night after being injured in an accident involving a golf cart in the Miami area.
The Republican senator's daughter, Amanda, was airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital with a head injury, according to Alex Conant, Rubio's spokesman.
"While visiting with classmates, she was a passenger on a golf cart involved in a collision in a private gated community," said Conant in a statement. "She has been admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She is in fair condition. Senator and Mrs. Rubio are grateful for all the outpouring of support and prayers."
Rubio was notified of the accident after coming offstage at a rally for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Kissimmee, Fla., Conant said.
Rubio returned to the Romney campaign bus following the rally, which continued along Interstate 4 for about an hour before pulling over near an airport, where Rubio disembarked and climbed into a waiting police cruiser.
Onboard the bus, Romney offered his thoughts and prayers to Rubio "like any nervous father would," according to Romney spokesman Rick Gorka.
Conant said the senator then flew back to Miami to be with his family.