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article imageSenator Reid's Wife, Daughter in Car Accident

By Kay Mathews     Mar 11, 2010 in Politics
Sen. Harry Reid's wife and daughter were involved in a car accident and have been taken to a Washington-area hospital. Landra Reid, wife of Sen. Reid, broke her back, neck and nose.
Landra Reid, wife of Senator Harry Reid, and daughter Lana were treated at a hospital near Washington, D.C. following a car accident.
According to The Washington Post, Reid spokesman Jon Summers stated, "Today Senator Reid's wife, Landra, and daughter, Lana, were involved in an accident in which their vehicle was rear-ended. They are both being treated at a Washington-area hospital."
Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) is with his wife and daughter at the hospital.
Landra Reid's neck was broken and she sustained other injuries. However, her life is not in danger according to Summers. No information is available at this time regarding any injuries to Lana. According to USA Today, Lana is the only daughter of Harry and Landra Reid.
Harry and Landra Reid met in high school and married in 1959. Along with daughter Lana, the Reids' have four sons. One of whom, Rory Reid, is currently running for governor of Nevada.
Update: According to CNN, Landra Reid, 69, also broke her back and nose. Lana, 49, "suffered a neck injury and facial lacerations." Spokesman Summers indicated that both Landra and Lana are "conscious and can feel their extremities." The vehicle they were in was rear-ended by a semi-truck, and both women were "admitted to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia" reports Business Week quoting hospital spokesman Tony Raker.
The driver of the truck, Alan W. Snader, 59, of Ohio, was charged with reckless driving, the police report said. He was not injured.
Updated at 11:00 p.m. ET May 12: According to USA Today, Landra Reid underwent surgery and the physician treating her, Dr. Elizabeth Franks, was quoted as saying that Mrs. Reid "is on her way to making a full recovery."
Senator Reid issued the following statement:
The tremendous concern and support for Landra and Lana from people across Nevada and across the nation have deeply touched our entire family. We greatly appreciate your thoughts during this difficult time. Landra and I have been married for 50 years. She is the love of my life, and I look forward to her making a full recovery as quickly as possible.
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