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Published October 28 2012

Rubio leaves Romney campaign swing after daughter, 12, hurt in accident

LAKEWOOD CREST, Fla. — 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.

The Republican senator was notified of the accident while coming off stage after a rally with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney Saturday afternoon.

The senator campaigned with Romney at two Florida rallies on Saturday and was scheduled to attend a third before being picked up by a state police cruiser along Romney's motorcade route.

Rubio spokesman Alex Conant wrote in an email late Saturday that Amanda, who is the senator's oldest daughter, was in “fair condition” after the afternoon accident.

“While visiting with classmates, she was a passenger on a golf cart involved in a collision in a private gated community,” Conant wrote. “She was airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital with a head injury. She has been admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.”