Former hip-hop vixen Melyssa Ford is on a serious road to recovery after dodging death last week in California. The model nearly lost her life in a horrific highway car wreck.
According to reports, the accident happened last week and caused immediate bodily injuries.
The star of Bravo’s 2014 series Blood, Sweat and Heels was driving on a Los Angeles freeway when an 18-wheeler truck clipped her back right tire while merging, causing Ford’s 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited to flip over three times before eventually landing on the highway upside down. The 41-year-old suffered a fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and bodily abrasions. Ford’s face and head sustained a 10-inch cut, which doctors had to surgically close with stitches and staples. (Newsweek)
Ford’s family has since come forward to speak out on the near-death crash.
“It’s so difficult in circumstances like these to live 2,500 miles away from my only daughter,” Melyssa’s mother Barbara Ford, who lives in Toronto, Canada tells PEOPLE. “Melyssa is strong, always has been. We are going to get through this together.” Her devastated family is now asking for members of the public to come forward if they witnessed the collision so the truck driver can be tracked down. (People)
Hollywood actress Claudia Jordan has kept fans updated on Ford since last week’s crash went viral.
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 🙌🏾🙏🏽
— Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) July 3, 2018
Ford is most known from appearing in major hip-hop videos throughout the early 2000’s.
Ford rose to fame as a music video model, and has appeared in clips for hit songs like “Yeah!” by Usher and “Big Pimpin’” by JAY-Z. She was previously a radio personality for SiriusXM’s Hot Jamz channel, and in 2014, appeared on the Bravo reality series “Blood, Sweat & Heels.” She’s also appeared in several films, including the 2012 Kevin Hart comedy “Think Like a Man” and its 2014 sequel. (NY Daily News)