Model Melyssa Ford is alive but was involved in a horrific car crash with an 18-wheeler that left her with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain, reports Essence.
Ford’s friends, including former Real Housewives of Atlanta castmate Claudia Jordan, took to social media to detail the terrible news, revealing that Ford’s jeep flipped numerous times, along with a jaw-dropping photo of a very banged up vehicle resting on its roof.
“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 captioned a photo from the accident.
“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.”
Ford’s close friend Maryam Iman posted:
“Just yesterday my best friend/adopted big sister @melyssafordGot clipped by an 18 wheeler…her jeep flipped three times. Thank god she was wearing her seatbelt but sustained serious head inquiries. She fractured her skull as well as a concussion and bleeding in her brain. Seeing you in the hospital bed reminded how short life is and how fast things can happen. Driving home yesterday from the hospital completely choked me up. It’s a blessing you are still here with us. However I’m absolutely disgusted by the lack of sensitivity and ignorant comments being made on instagram. This is not a joke. She is beyond lucky to be alive. Nothing is f*cking funny about someone getting in a car accident. Mel has an 10 inch open wound that had to be surgically closed with staples and stitches and several abrasions on her body. Life is short and so please spread love. Please only send my friend love and healing during this time. Hug your loved ones and hold them close ❤ love you @melyssaford and I’m glad you’re still here with us.”
Ford is a former video vixen and former star of Bravo’s Blood, Sweat & Heels. Currently she is a co-host on the Hollywood Unlocked Uncensored podcast.
Police are still investigating.