Former senator and his wife expected to be released Saturday
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Former senator and astronaut John Glenn and his wife were recovering at a hospital Saturday after a car accident a day earlier, Glenn's former press secretary said.
Glenn, 85, and his wife, Annie, 86, were in fair condition Saturday afternoon at Grant Medical Center, nursing supervisor Louis Tejada said. Glenn and his wife were returning home from a fundraiser at a suburban Columbus country club late Friday when he tried to make a left turn onto a highway ramp, Butland said. "He saw a lot of cars in the distance, but did not see this car that was right up on him," Butland said.
Editor Rozek’s Note: It’s time to have driver retests after a certain age. How many times does someone need to be run off the road by someone who’s simply too old to be a safe driver anymore? This man piloted the first manned orbital mission in 1962. There must not have been as much traffic back then. The DMV is so up on revenue and rules and regulations: inspections that must be done within a 7 day period or an auto-ticket is generated, lines to stand in to be sent to other lines (that’s my personal favorite), failure to change your address tickets, etc…Why is my driver’s license picture of some 17 year old blonde girl with huge hair and “under 21” printed along the top? I’m 35!