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Reid's Wife, Daughter Injured in Highway Accident
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03-11-10 | The Wall Street Journal

Posted on 03/11/2010 5:51:39 PM PST by GOP_Lady

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 tractor-trailer truck on an interstate highway in suburban Virginia, authorities said.

Reid's wife, Landra, 69, and the couple's daughter, Lana Barringer, 48, were taken by ambulance to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Neither woman's injuries appeared to be life-threatening, and the daughter was expected to be released from the hospital Thursday night, Reid aides said. Mrs. Reid was listed in serious condition.

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

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 111th; fairfaxcounty; prayers; reid
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1 posted on 03/11/2010 5:51:39 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

A speedy recovery to the two ladies.


2 posted on 03/11/2010 5:52:09 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Praise God, what a close call. Lord, may You be glorified for Your mercy!


3 posted on 03/11/2010 5:53:09 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (When I survey the wondrous cross...)
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To: Blue Jays
Hope these two have full & complete recoveries.
Senator Reid should use the time to ponder quality of medical care.
4 posted on 03/11/2010 5:53:59 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: GOP_Lady

Glad they are expected to recover. God bless!


5 posted on 03/11/2010 5:54:25 PM PST by Momto2 ("A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use" Irving - Rip Van Winkle)
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To: GOP_Lady

Best wishes for a full recovery.


6 posted on 03/11/2010 5:54:31 PM PST by Ronin
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To: GOP_Lady

Speedy recover is in order, but is there any other news of importance . . . I just can’t stomach having any sympathy for Harry Reid under any circumstance.


7 posted on 03/11/2010 5:54:32 PM PST by laweeks
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To: GOP_Lady

Well rear ended just doesn’t leave much wiggle room. Way to often truckers think they are driving cars.


9 posted on 03/11/2010 5:56:33 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Blue Jays

“Senator Reid should use the time to ponder quality of medical care. “

I’m sure they’ll have the best of care since congressmen don’t have to be bothered with that bag of crap that Nobama is trying to force on us.


10 posted on 03/11/2010 5:56:36 PM PST by laweeks
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To: GOP_Lady

I hope they get well soon. Bad accident with a semi - I wonder if a friend of Rahm or Pelosi was driving.


11 posted on 03/11/2010 5:57:03 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Blue Jays

My family can personally vouch for the expert care the Virginia Spine Institute gives. We opted for them, even by having to go out of network. Worth every dime.


12 posted on 03/11/2010 5:57:58 PM PST by chalkfarmer
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To: GOP_Lady
A terrible and unfortunate accident. But is it a living metaphor for Harry Reid's political career? It could give him a good excuse not to run for reelection in November.
14 posted on 03/11/2010 5:58:12 PM PST by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: GOP_Lady

Wow, sounds like it could have ended very badly. Best wishes to the Reid ladies for a full and speedy recovery.

I really mean that. Not just as a way of showing we are not like the sick bastards on the left who wish death and disease on their political opponents and their families.


15 posted on 03/11/2010 5:59:33 PM PST by bigbob
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To: laweeks
I just can’t stomach having any sympathy for Harry Reid under any circumstance.

If our differences were only economics it would be easier. But this guy, on numerous occasions, has undermined our troops in the field. This makes it very difficult for me as well to be concerned for him. His wife, and particularly the kids, obviously yes.

16 posted on 03/11/2010 5:59:48 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: bigbob

Exactly. It’s called human decency.


17 posted on 03/11/2010 6:00:28 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

“A speedy recovery to the two ladies.”

Agree. They’ve suffered enough hell being married to that infinite dolt - who could suck the personality out of a rock.


18 posted on 03/11/2010 6:00:45 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: GOP_Lady

His wife suffered abroken back and neck. I wish them both well.


19 posted on 03/11/2010 6:00:48 PM PST by SueRae
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To: GOP_Lady

Third crash in the last two hours? That’s bad luck, I tell ya! Prayers going up for all the suffering celeblutards and their families!


20 posted on 03/11/2010 6:01:50 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Da Coyote

Oops, progressive moment. Only one is married to him, the other one had no choice but to put up with him.

In any case, my best wishes to both for a full recovery.


21 posted on 03/11/2010 6:01:50 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: GOP_Lady

Best wishes for a swift and full recovery.


22 posted on 03/11/2010 6:03:07 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Best wishes for a swift and full recovery.

Thank you, I knew you cared!

23 posted on 03/11/2010 6:04:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: nkycincinnatikid
Way to often truckers other drivers think they truckers are driving cars.
24 posted on 03/11/2010 6:05:08 PM PST by digger48
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To: GOP_Lady

Thank God they’re OK. Anyone who’s had a loved one nearly die knows what a gut punch this kind of situation is.


25 posted on 03/11/2010 6:06:53 PM PST by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: bigbob

“Not just as a way of showing we are not like the sick bastards on the left who wish death and disease on their political opponents and their families.”

In that spirit, I’m going to wish a long, healthy and happy life to Harry Reid and the rest of the Fascist scum who are trying to destroy our country and take over our lives.

Ah, I feel SO much better now...


26 posted on 03/11/2010 6:08:37 PM PST by Pravious
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To: stripes1776; GOP_Lady; bigbob
Conservatives are far more adept at providing empathy, sympathy, and true human compassion. It's because we genuinely like others.
This tragic accident could easily be a catalyst for Senator Reid to seek immediate retirement to help his family. Crazier things have happened.


27 posted on 03/11/2010 6:08:50 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: digger48

The truck rear ended them. Unless they cut him off at the last minute, it is the trucker’s fault.

You are supposed to maintain a clear distance from the vehicle in front.


28 posted on 03/11/2010 6:14:45 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: GOP_Lady

Prayers up for the injured. A steaming pile for Harry.


29 posted on 03/11/2010 6:18:14 PM PST by j_tull (I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.)
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To: GOP_Lady

‘Course when you’re rear-ended you can fake all kinds of injuries. Happened to me when I rear-ended some tin can with no damage to my rig, and minor damage to the sucker who braked to make an illegal left turn immediately after a left turn (watch those, dude!) My insurance company decided it wasn’t worth the trouble pursuing the fake new age (chiro “dr”) claim of the young female “victim”.


30 posted on 03/11/2010 6:25:50 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: digger48

OK you are indeed also correct. Point taken.


31 posted on 03/11/2010 6:28:10 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: GOP_Lady

Well, I had already prayed but I just thought it was probably mild injuries!


32 posted on 03/11/2010 6:32:47 PM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: GOP_Lady

Sounds to me like a teamster trucker was putting a little Chicago style pressure on Reid.

I wouldn’t put anything past the zero.


33 posted on 03/11/2010 6:34:23 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Revolting cat!

I hate to be cold.....but from reported injuries, it sounds like they weren’t buckled up.


34 posted on 03/11/2010 6:34:39 PM PST by Phinanceguy
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To: Phinanceguy

Interesting. Will any media outlet publicize it? Waiting...


35 posted on 03/11/2010 6:36:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: wideawake

Yes. A speedy recovery to the Reids.


36 posted on 03/11/2010 6:36:16 PM PST by Edgewood Pilot
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To: Phinanceguy

What were they driving or we they being chauferred? a semi and a car usually means the car loses.


37 posted on 03/11/2010 6:37:35 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Phinanceguy
"I hate to be cold.....but from reported injuries, it sounds like they weren’t buckled up".

From the article -

"All involved were wearing seat belts, police said".

38 posted on 03/11/2010 6:41:30 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Revolting cat!
Course when you’re rear-ended you can fake all kinds of injuries.

I don't think Mrs. Reid has faked a broken back and neck. Wishing her a speedy recovery.
39 posted on 03/11/2010 6:43:48 PM PST by redheadtoo
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

I saw that. But, airbags should have preveted facial lacerations. And seat belts should have prevented other injuries.When you get rear ended, your head snaps back, it doesn’t go forward. The airbags would have prevented facial lacerations on the daughter.Just my opinion.


40 posted on 03/11/2010 6:46:09 PM PST by Phinanceguy
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To: Phinanceguy
t sounds like they weren’t buckled up.

I read the story on Drudge. Everyone had a seat belt on. And let me say, as a person who is alive today because of a seat belt, riding in a car without one is sheer idiocy.
41 posted on 03/11/2010 6:47:50 PM PST by redheadtoo
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To: GOP_Lady

I agree, but my guess at 69 with a broke back and broke neck she may not be vertical again.


42 posted on 03/11/2010 6:50:24 PM PST by Jolla
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To: GOP_Lady

Amen to that!!!!! I pray there is no permanent injuries, God give the doctors and nurses that treat them, wisdom and guidance.


43 posted on 03/11/2010 6:51:28 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: GOP_Lady

That’s a nasty highway there. I use to live in the area, hate I-495, terrible road.


44 posted on 03/11/2010 6:52:37 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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As upset as I am at Reid, I can’t extend anything but sympathy to his wife and daughter.

Recovery for his wife might be really hard, considering her age. I hope they both do well, and have a good recovery. Let us all pray that Reid learns something about health care in this country, and realizes the folly of his ways.


45 posted on 03/11/2010 6:53:09 PM PST by jacquej
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To: nkycincinnatikid

There probably lucky to be alive. I’ve had those big rigs run right up on me, you think there going to run right over you.


46 posted on 03/11/2010 6:53:45 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Prayers to the wife and daughter. Also to Reid himself. I would not wish this on my worst enemy.


47 posted on 03/11/2010 6:55:01 PM PST by BornToBeAmerican (“If you think education is expensive try ignorance.”)
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To: SueRae

That is one heck of a nasty injury. I pray for complete and total recovery.


48 posted on 03/11/2010 6:55:13 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Jolla

It’s terrible. Prayers for the two ladies.


49 posted on 03/11/2010 6:55:14 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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” Mr. Reid (D., Nev.) went to the hospital after being notified of the accident and returned to Capitol Hill for a meeting with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on efforts to pass health care legislation... “

His wife has a fractured neck and back and
he leaves her to pow wow with Rahm and Nancy ??
That’s cold.


50 posted on 03/11/2010 6:59:56 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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