published: Thursday, August 09, 2012
Sebring's Miranda Ming still fighting for life
SEBRING -- Miranda Ming, the 18-year-old from Sebring who was involved in a single-vehicle accident on Orange Blossom Boulevard Sunday night, was still alive in a Miami Hospital Thursday morning.
The Florida Highway Patrol reported that it was informed at 2:44 p.m. Tuesday that Ming had been pronounced dead at Longwood Medical Center, where she was airlifted after the crash.
On Wednesday at 4:45 p.m., the FHP said it was informed that Ming was alive and listed in critical condition at University of Miami Hospital.
According to reports, Ming was pronounced dead and taken to Miami for organ donation. However, once she was in Miami, doctors there found brain activity.
According to the FHP accident report, Ming was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty south on Orange Blossom Boulevard south of Sebring at 11:15 p.m. Sunday when, for an unknown reason, she drove off the road on the west shoulder and hit a mailbox.
Ming then crossed to the other side of the road, the FHP reported, and traveled about 100 feet on the east shoulder. Ming over-corrected, going back to the other side of the road and going another 100 feet before her Jeep overturned on the driver's side and ejected Ming, who was not wearing a seat belt. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, the FHP reported.
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