From Politico: Harry Reid's wife, Landra, suffered a broken neck, back and nose and his daughter, Lana, also sustained serious injuries in a chain-reaction car accident in Fairfax, Va. on Thursday according to Reid's spokesman.
Both women's injuries are considered serious but not life-threatening -- and both have sensation in their extremities, an indication that they aren't paralyzed, Reid spokesman Jon Summers said.
Reid's wife is listed in serious condition and will stay in the hospital, but his daughter will be released. The initial prognosis for Reid's wife is that no surgery will be required, Summer said. .
“They are being treated at a Washington-area hospital. While driving on a Washington, DC, highway, their vehicle was rear-ended by a semi-truck," Summers wrote in an email.
"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. 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."
Reid was pulled out of a meeting and was rushed to the hospital to visit them but was expected to return to the Senate this evening, aides said.
The majority leader, 70, met Landra, 69, when both attended high school in Henderson, Nev. They were married in 1959.
It is all too easy to let politics dehumanize our political adversaries. I hope never to let that happen to me, so I shall say a prayer for Harry Reid, that his wife and daughter have a speedy recovery. May God give Harry Reid the strength he needs to help his wife and daughter through their recovery.