Former model Melyssa Ford, 41, is recovering after sustaining significant injuries in a near-fatal car wreck in Los Angeles on Thursday (June 28), reports Page Six. An 18-wheel tractor trailer allegedly clipped the back of her Jeep’s tire and sent the car into a tailspin on the Ventura Freeway.
Ford was en route to her friend, Zena Foster’s bridal shower when the accident occurred. She “sustained serious head injuries including a skull fracture, concussion and bleeding in her brain amongst other severe cuts and bruises,” a rep stated to Us Weekly.
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It’s a shame I have to do this to let folks know the seriousness of @melyssaford ‘s accident (I got her permission first) but here it is. She was involved in a horrific accident that could have easily taken her life. It’s actually a miracle she survived. She’s injured FOR REAL. She doesn’t even remember this as she has a huge gash in her head and blood on the brain. This was sent to me by a Good Samaritan that didn’t know who he was helping but once he saw the story online he contacted me knowing we’re friends and he was following me. If anyone was a witness to this accident please inbox me any information you may have. As you can imagine Melyssa doesn’t remember much so I’m hoping witnesses will come forward and assist in putting the pieces back together. She was hit by an 18 wheeler. Respect to @manifesting_mary who was the first one to check folks for the poor taste “jokes”. The internet emboldens cowards… it also can shut em down as well. Everyone please send love and prayers to our friend @melyssaford 🙌🏾🙏🏽
Friends of the TV and radio personality shared the news of the accident and the extent of Ford’s injuries on social media including talk show host Claudia Jordan, who posted a photo of emergency personnel tending to Ford beside the totaled vehicle. Jordan also revealed that the 41-year-old, “doesn’t even remember this as she has a huge gash in her head and blood on the brain.” She also requested that anyone one with information come forward because the 18-wheeler is still at large.
According to Ford’s rep, “God and her seatbelt saved her life.” She is recovering under “constant observation” at a Los Angeles hospital.