March 15th, 2010
02:27 PM ET

Update: Sen. Harry Reid speaks about wife's condition

[Updated 2:30 p.m.] Sen. Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor Monday about his wife Landra who was injured and had surgery after she was in a car accident last week. She was released from the hospital Monday.

"We often say the Senate is a family. I'm reminded of it time and time again when both triumph and tragedy unite us. Over the past few days I learned all over again just how close, how genuine, how meaningful that family is," he said. "The tremendous outpouring of support for my wife and daughter from people across Nevada and the nation and from my Senate family has deeply touched all of us."

"We have received literally hundreds and hundreds of emails and phone calls. We really very much appreciate all the thoughts for Landra and every prayer on her behalf. The kindness and concern are overwhelming and really humbling. It really was a close call but we are grateful it wasn't worse and are confident she'll be making a full recovery. It won't be tomorrow or the next day but she'll be back on her feet as soon as she can. Landra and I have been married for fifty years. She is the strongest most selfless person I know. If anyone can recover it is she. So before we begin this week's work I want to say to my family and all those watching thank you very much."

[Posted 1:37 p.m.] Sen. Harry Reid's wife, Landra, who was injured last Thursday when her vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer, was released Sunday from a Virginia hospital, a spokesman for the majority leader said Monday.

Landra Reid, 69, also broke her nose and a veterbra in her lower back in the four-vehicle wreck, which occurred Thursday on Interstate 95 in Fairfax County, Virginia. She underwent neck surgery Friday.

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