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Posted at 6:10 PM ET, 03/11/2010

Harry Reid's wife, daughter injured in car accident

By Washington Post editors

Updated 6:10 p.m.
By Josh White and Shailagh Murray
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 when a tractor-trailer loaded with rolls of plastic pushed the van into another car.

The van was crushed on both ends. The 44 blog has additional details.


5:30 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife and daughter were taken to a Washington-area hospital for treatment Thursday after a car accident, the 44 blog is reporting.

Landra, Reid's wife, broke her neck in the crash and sustained other injuries, but a spokesman said her life was not in danger.

Reid is with them at the hospital, aides said.

By Washington Post editors  | March 11, 2010; 6:10 PM ET
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