Late last month, radio personality Melyssa Ford sustained serious injuries after 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 in Los Angeles.
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 🙌🏾🙏🏽
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TheJasmineBrand reports the former video model has now been released from the hospital after suffering from a concussion, fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and a 10-inch head wound that had to be surgically closed with staples and stitches. Sources close to Ford say she is currently using a walker to get around while she continues to heal at home.
“She also has staples in her elbows and other severe cuts and bruises on her entire body. She’s walking with the assistance of a walker and will have to undergo therapy to fully recover.”
Close friend Claudia Jordan launched a GoFundMe page to raise money to help cover Ford’s medical bills, raising over $20,000 so far. Celebrity donors include Stephen A. Smith, Bevy Smith, Julissa Bermudez and Big Tigger.
“Melyssa is still emotionally trying to process this nightmare,” shared the source. “Her family and close friends will continue to support her through this ordeal.”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.