Odd Language #15: Who is Clutching?

From _Fate’s Edge_ by Ilona Andrews, ISBN-13: 978-0-441-02086-7, pp. 139-140: “They plummeted through the air, weightless, then, suddenly, the was there, and Audrey crashed down onto a pile of wicker boxes, Ling still clutched to her to her chest with her other arm.”

The issue:
Minor: Possible run-on sentence?
Main point: The last clause is referring to Audrey still clutching Ling, but if the clause stood alone as a sentence, Ling would be the one doing the clutching.