Reid Thanks Colleagues for Concern for Wife

Posted March 15, 2010 at 1:44pm

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday thanked his colleagues for their outpouring of concern for the safety of his wife following a serious car accident last week that left her with a broken back and neck.

“We often say the Senate is a family. I’m reminded of it time and time again when both triumph and tragedy unite us. In the past few days, I learned all over again just how close, how genuine and how meaningful that family is,” Reid said in a floor speech.

“The tremendous outpouring of support for my wife and daughter from people across Nevada and the nation and from this Senate family has deeply touched all of us. … I want to say to my Senate family and all those watching, thank you very much,” he added.

Reid’s wife of nearly five decades, Landra, 69, and daughter, Lana, were injured Thursday when a tractor-trailer struck their car from behind in suburban Virginia. Lana suffered minor injuries and was released Thursday night; Landra suffered as series of major injuries and underwent surgery Friday. She has since been released from the hospital and begun rehabilitation.