Sen. Reid's wife leaves hospital's intensive care

In this June 24, 2007, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., right, and his wife Landra Reid attend an event at Ford's Theater in Washington. A spokesman says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife and daughter were being treated in a hospital Thursday, March 11, 2010, from serious injuries they sustained when their vehicle was rear-ended. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

March 13, 2010 1:16:22 PM PST
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife has been transferred out of a Virginia hospital's intensive care unit and is improving after she was seriously injured in an accident on an interstate highway near Washington.

Jon Summers, a spokesman for the senator, says Landra Reid's condition was upgraded on Saturday to good, two days after a tractor-trailer rear-ended the minivan she and their daughter were riding in on I-95.

Landra Reid underwent surgery Friday to stabilize her broken neck. Summers says doctors at Inova Fairfax Hospital have indicated that the 69-year-old is on a fast track for recovery.

He says there's no update on when she'll be discharged.

Landra Reid also suffered a broken back and broken nose. Doctors say she is not at risk of paralysis.


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