Skip to comments.Reid's Wife, Daughter Injured in Highway Accident
Posted on 03/11/2010 5:51:39 PM PST by GOP_Lady
WASHINGTONSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife and daughter were hospitalized Thursdaythe wife with a broken back and neckafter 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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20 years of driving loads up to 12 feet wide, 100 feet long and sometimes weighing in at over 110,000 pounds I can say with unbending confidence that mini-vans with women behind the wheel are absolutely THE most dangerous vehicle on the road. Period.
That may not be the case here, I’ll admit. I realize the trucker got a ticket.
But personal experience jaundices my view.
You know, red, I thank Almighty God for all the celebrutards and their families praying for me and my family every day!
You must live in another part of the country than I do. I use to travel a lot on I65 and I always watched for the truckers. I would always help them change lanes when they needed to. They are the ones bringing our goods to us. God bless all of them.
I have seen stupid car drivers change lanes right in front of a trucker. I have not seen a wreck caused by them yet, but I know it will happen.
God bless you, sir. I try to help truckers any way I can when on the roads. My late daughter and I were on I65 when we noticed a trucker having trouble changing lanes so I slowed down so he could get in my lane. When he got off the interstate, he honked his horn for my daughter. Made her day.
I use to live in the DC area. And God bless them but, I’ve had trucks run right up on my bumper and thought I was going to be run over.
Soccer moms with cell phones are the most dangerous thing God ever created!
Revolting cat! wrote:
Course when youre 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
I hear ya! I’m no truck driver but I really think the DMV needs to Flunk more of these POS drivers. They don’t know how to drive and there’s been more than a few times they have almost gotten me and passengers killed as well because of their incompetence.
The problem seems this day and age if your stupid or insane you get a free pass in life.
There not perfect so there are some pretty bad drivers both truck and car. Doesn’t matter what time table there on, they have no business endangering people lives by riding right up on your bumper.
That said, I hope to see the entier family retired and healthy back in Nevada come November.
Ditto that. Give them a wide berth.
When I was learning to drive back in the early 60s in hilly Western Pennsylvania, I was taught to avoid forcing a big rig to hit the breaks or downshift by cutting in front of him even if you technically had the 'right of way'.
If he was coming up hill, let him pass rather than turning left in front of him forcing him to shift back to low gear to make the grade.
I know their equipment is much better today, but I still give them the most room possible, yet I see the majority of '4 wheelers don't. Probably why some of the truckers show no respect for the '4 wheelers.'
Accident my you-know-what. He’s already admitted he’s a wife beater.
Lucky for them, they have the “gold plated Senate-only” healthcare plan.
If they had ObamaCare, they’d take a few weeks to MRI them, and by then who knows what condition they’d be in.
Also, Reid’s wife is getting up there in years, so according to Reid’s QALY (Quality Adjusted Life Years) chart, it’s a close call whether to provide medical treatment to her, or just “let her die” as Robert Reich says, to save money.
For the record, I agree that denying everyone medical care so they “just die” is cheaper than giving them medical care.
You know what’s even cheaper than that? If we all just kill ourselves right now, we’d need to budget almost $0 for the future. Just think how cost-effective that would be.