March 15th, 2010
01:43 PM ET
12 years ago

Sen. Harry Reid's wife is released from hospital

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Harry Reid's wife, Landra, who broke her neck last week in a four-vehicle accident, was released Sunday from a Virginia hospital, a spokesman for the majority leader said.

Landra Reid, 69, also broke her nose and a vertebra in her lower back in the four-vehicle wreck, which occurred Thursday on Interstate 95 in Fairfax County, Virginia.

She underwent neck surgery Friday.

The couple's adult daughter, Lana Reid Barringer of McLean, Virginia, suffered a neck injury and facial lacerations, and was released from the hospital Thursday night.

A tractor-trailer rear-ended Barringer's 2005 Honda Odyssey, which forced it to rear-end the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee in front of it, the Virginia State Police report said. The Cherokee was then forced into the next lane, where it struck a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, according to the police report.

The drivers of the Jeep and the Chevrolet also were taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The truck driver, Allan W. Snader, 59, of Ohio, was charged with reckless driving, the police report said. He was not injured in the crash.

Reid met his future wife at Basic High School in Henderson, Nevada, during the mid-1950s. They married in 1959 and had their first child, Lana, two years later. Three boys followed. The couple has 16 grandchildren.

–CNN's Dana Bash contributed to this report.

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. A True Centrist

    Like other sane people in this country, I am no fan of Harry Reid. However, I'm happy to see his wife doing better and out of the hospital.

    Good luck with the rest of your recovery Mrs Reid.

    March 15, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  2. Michael from Ventura

    That's great news! Our prayers are with the Reid family.

    March 15, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  3. Turnabout is Fair Play

    Harry Reid's WIFE, who has NOTHING to do with politics, no matter how much you hateful right-wing neo-con maggots want to be, don't be that way toward a woman and her daughter who did nothing to deserve what happened to them. Just save it.

    March 15, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  4. Minnesota gal

    Isn't it odd. When Rush and Cheney were ill the Democrats stating altho they didn't care too much for either, they wished them well and hoped their health soon improved.

    And then we get the load of crap from republicans who want her dead and all that dung. Guess it just adds to the proof republicans...

    Low class and low character. Guess that's why they are republicans.

    March 15, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  5. Steve

    I feel sorry for injuries Senators wife received when rearended by a truck. But these type of accudents are not alway the fault of the truck driver.
    When truck are approarching a red light or a stop sign they gear their approach with enough air brake pressure to stop at the stop sign
    or red light.
    What happens sometimes is an auto swings in front of the truck and the auto gets rear ended.
    Trucks should always have cameras attached to the truck to avoid getting the blame from autos that swing in front of them at stop signs and red lights.
    it happened to me once and I went for jumping the curb but I still caught the left rear end of the auto but I suffered the blame for the accident.

    March 15, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  6. Texas Jack

    Thank God for that. Now Americans take Reid out of the White House. AMEN!

    March 15, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  7. Denna

    God bless Mrs. Reid and her family. I hope and pray that she recovers and is able to resume her normal life. Good luck to all.

    March 15, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  8. jeff jackson, alabama

    From the injuries I read concerning her she
    is one tough lady.

    March 15, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  9. Casy

    Hope she makes a speedy recovery!

    March 15, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  10. Doug,lib jersey

    Just like every other conservative American I wish Senator Reid's wife and children all the best.

    I have driven around the 97% liberal Democrat area of the DC metro, they drive with the intent to kill, the worst of the narcicisst, hate-filled, overly agressive blue areas of this nation.

    March 15, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  11. Chrissy, TX

    Who cares! Create jobs!

    March 15, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  12. Steph

    Great News! I wish her a quick recovery.

    March 15, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  13. Dar

    Hope she feels better, sounded like a bad wreak.

    March 15, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  14. Marc

    Best wishes of fast and complete recovery to Mrs. Reid.
    May those who will use this blog to post their hatred bias and shameful disrespect never ever find themselves on a similar situation.

    March 15, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  15. Jim

    Thank God for Mrs. Reid's recovery from her serious injuries. May God bless you, Senator Reid, as you endure this family tragedy while leading our nation toward the program that will extend insurance coverage to 30 million Americans and reduce federal deficits by over $115 billion over the next 10 years!

    March 15, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  16. Pamela Porter

    I am so happy she is well enought to leave the hospital. Best wishes to the whole family!


    March 15, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  17. Rick McDaniel

    Best wishes for a full recovery from their injuries, to both, Mrs. Reid and her daughter.

    March 15, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |