US Senator Reid's family injured in car accident
The wife and daughter of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid were injured on Thursday when their vehicle was rear-ended by a truck on a highway, the senator's office said, Reuters reported.
Reid's wife, Landra, had a broken back, broken neck and broken nose and his daughter, Lana, suffered a neck injury and facial lacerations, the office said in a statement.
"Both Mrs. Reid and Lana are conscious, can feel their extremities, and, according to doctors, their injuries are non-life threatening," the statement said.
Reid, a Democrat, went to the hospital and then went to Capitol Hill for meetings on healthcare reform with White House officials and House of Representatives leaders.
He planned to return to the hospital after the meetings, a spokesman for Reid said.
Congressional Democrats were drawing closer to agreement on a broad healthcare overhaul after months of legislative gridlock on President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.