Posted on | March 11, 2010 | 15 Comments
Thanks to commenter Keyboard Jockey for pointing out the Drudge Report and the tragic situation for the Senate Majority Leader’s family. The I-95 and the Beltway are a mess at almost any hour, I know from personal experience.
This is the sort of tragedy that can befall any family, and it’s an opportunity to recall the humanity of even those with whom we might differ in other contexts. Let’s keep the comments classy, folks.
UPDATE (RSM): Glenn Thrush of Politico has details:
Harry Reid’s wife, Landra, suffered a broken neck, back and nose and his daughter, Lana, also sustained serious injuries in a chain-reaction car accident in Fairfax, Va. on Thursday according to Reid’s spokesman.
Both women’s injuries are considered serious but not life-threatening — and both have sensation in their extremities, an indication that they aren’t paralyzed, Reid spokesman Jon Summers said.
Local TV reports that the driver of the truck has been charged with reckless driving. I’ll be interested to see a more detailed accident report.
The D.C. area is home to the world’s worst drivers. As a connoisseur of automotive skill, I routinely become enraged at the cluelessness and carelessness of the subnormals who constitute a majority of Washington-area motorists. I find myself shouting: “If you can’t bleeping drive, why the bleep don’t you take the bleeping bus?”
Obviously, the brain-dead morons at whom I shout these imprecations can’t hear me, but it makes me feel better. The cardio-vascular benefits of cussing a blue streak are not to be underestimated.
As Smitty said, our prayers are with Senator Reid’s family members, innocent victims of the pervasive vehicular ineptitude that plagues our nation’s capital region.