Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife, daughter hurt in highway crash

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife and daughter were hospitalized Thursday — the wife with a broken back and neck — after their minivan was rear-ended by a semitrailer truck on an interstate highway in suburban Virginia, authorities said.

Reid's wife, Landra, 69, and the couple's daughter, Lana Barringer, 49, were taken to a hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, and the daughter was expected to be released from the hospital Thursday night, Reid aides said.

Landra Reid was listed in serious condition, an aide said, but she was not expected to require surgery.

"Mrs. Reid has a broken nose, broken back and broken neck," Reid spokesman Jim Manley said in a statement.

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

All involved were wearing seat belts, police said.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife, daughter hurt in highway crash 03/11/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:31pm]

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