PALMETTO, FL (WFLA) -
A Manatee County girl critically injured when a swing set fell on her in 2007 has died.
Lexi Antorino, now 8-years old, has lived in a semi-coma since the accident occurred. A family friend tells News Channel 8 Lexi died Monday at her home. Lexi would have turned 9 on July 1st.
The Palmetto girl was only 2-years old when the swing set came crashing down on her. She was taken to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg in critical condition after the December 2007 accident. She went home in 2008.
The community has rallied around the family over the years. 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.