Palmetto girl Lexi Antorino, critically injured by swing set in 2007, dies

June 9, 2014 

PALMETTO - A Manatee County girl critically injured when a swing set fell on her in 2007 has died, according to Tampa TV station WFLA.

Lexi Antorino, now 8-years old, has lived in a semi-coma since the accident occurred. Lexi, who reportedly died Monday at her home, would have turned 9 July 1.

The Palmetto girl was only 2 years old when the swing set broke her neck. She was taken to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg in critical condition after the December 2007 accident and went home in 2008.

Her family had no health insurance for the girl.

Lexi was playing on a swing set at a neighborhood civic association when it collapsed. The top bar landed on the girl crushing her head and neck.

A neighbor used CPR to revive her but the trauma and blood loss left Lexi struggling to breathe and unable to communicate.

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