Exclusive photos: See how Melyssa Ford almost died

Exclusive photos: See how Melyssa Ford almost died
Melyssa Ford (Photo source: Trevor Julien)

Model, actress and on-air personality Melyssa Ford was reportedly involved in a near-fatal crash on a Los Angeles freeway, sources tell rolling out.

The Canadian-born beauty came to fame in the late 1990s starring in the music videos of some of the hottest artists at that the time, including Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Usher, Mystikal and Sisqo. Her other screen credits include roles in two Black romantic comedies — Think Like a Man in 2012 and Three Can Play That Game in 2007 — and more recently on the short-lived Bravo TV reality series “Blood Sweat and Heels,” which chronicled the lives of Ford and six other up-and-coming career women trying to make it professionally in The Big Apple.

She is currently a co-host on the podcast “Hollywood Unlocked (Uncensored)” with Jason Lee and Giovanni Watson on iTunes.

Late Friday, Maryam Abdullah, who identifies herself as a Los Angeles-based celebrity hairstylist, posted this message about Ford’s accident and condition — as well as some choice words for those making insensitive comments — on Instagram:

Just yesterday my best friend/adopted big sister @melyssaford (this is posted with her knowledge)Got 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—-ing 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.

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Melyssa Ford’s mother, Barbara Ford, who lives in Toronto, had this to say Saturday when asked about her daughter’s frightening accident:  “It’s so difficult in circumstances like these to live 2,500 miles away from my only daughter. Melyssa is strong, always has been. We are going to get through this together.”

Few details were immediately available about the cause of the crash, however, rolling out obtained the exclusive photos below from the accident scene and of Ford’s damaged Jeep.

Exclusive photos: See how Melyssa Ford almost diedWe will update this report as more details become available.
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