Sean Kingston Injured In Jet Ski Collision

"Beautiful Girls" singer and a passenger were rushed to Ryder Trauma Center after colliding with the Palm Island bridge

By Janie Campbell and Beth Stebner
|  Monday, May 30, 2011  |  Updated 2:18 PM EDT
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Sean Kingston collided with the Palm Island bridge.

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Miami-born rapper and singer Sean Kingston was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center early Sunday evening after a personal watercraft he was piloting collided with a Miami Beach bridge.

A female passenger was also injured and taken to hospital, confirmed Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino. 

The pair were injured when their jet ski struck the bridge connecting Palm Island with the MacArthur Causeway at approximately 6 p.m.

Pino said both the "Beautiful Girls" singer, 21, and his passenger were pulled from the water by a helpful  boater. Investigators are still trying to determine exactly what caused the pair's craft to strike the bridge, though Pino says "nothing at this point would indicate that alcohol played a role."

According to the Associated Press, a rep for the rapper's record label confirmed early Monday that Kingston "was now stabilized," though no further information was given.

Hours before the crash, Kingston posted several Twitter messages about his plans for the day, saying, "South beach ...#nicee... bout to get fresh and cause that movie!!..."

Kingston, born Kisean Anderson, changed his name to what it is now to reflect his Jamaican heritage, CNN says.

His 2007 hit "Beautiful Girls" launched him to the public eye. He has collaborated with various artists, including Justin Bieber.

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