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Harry Reid's wife and daughter involved in a serious car accident near Washington D.C…..

From the Washington Post.…..

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s wife and daughter were in a serious car accident Thursday afternoon on Interstate 95 in Fairfax County, and police said they are being treated at an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the Reids’ van was rear-ended and crushed by a fully loaded tractor-trailer while driving in heavy traffic.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Landra G. Reid, 69, and Lana Reid-Barringer, 48, of McLean, were driving northbound on I-95 at about 1:10 p.m. in a 2005 Honda Odyssey van in stop-and-go traffic when Reid-Barringer began to stop for traffic ahead of her. A tractor-trailer loaded with rolls of plastic behind her did not stop and pushed the van into another car.

That car in turn hit a third car.

Geller said the van was crushed on both ends.

Both Reid-Barringer and Reid were wearing seatbelts and were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church. The driver of a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, also involved in the crash, were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“Mrs. Reid has a broken nose, broken back and broken neck. Lana has a neck injury and facial lacerations. Both Mrs. Reid and Lana are conscious, can feel their extremities, and according to doctors their injuries are non-life threatening,” Jon Summers, a spokesman for Sen. Reid (D-Nev.), said in a statement late Thursday afternoon.

“Senator Reid has been to the hospital and appreciates the support he and his family are receiving from Nevadans and his colleagues in the Senate,” Summers said.

Landra Reid has been admitted to the hospital in serious condition, while Reid-Barringer will be released Thursday night, Reid’s office said in a later statement.

Reid went to the Capitol to preside over a health-care meeting and will return to the hospital when it concludes, aides said.

Police said the driver of the tractor trailer, Alan W. Snader, 59, of Ohio, was not injured. Snader was charged with reckless driving.

Traffic on I-95 was blocked for about two hours, and all lanes were reopened shortly after 3 p.m. The accident took place near Exit 166 at the Fairfax County Parkway, about 14 miles south of the District.

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March 11, 2010 - Posted by | Automobiles, Breaking News, Family, Government, Health, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Travel, Updates, Women |

5 Comments »

  1. I wish them both a speedy recovery.

    Comment by woolman60 | March 11, 2010 | Reply

    • So does the Dog…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | March 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. where did the Obamas live in the DC Metro area when Obama was a Senator??

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | March 12, 2010 | Reply

  3. ????

    Comment by jamesb101 | March 12, 2010 | Reply

  4. Woolman 60, Speculation is NV First Lady Dawn Gibbons is considering running for the governorship.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | March 12, 2010 | Reply


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