The accident threatening Nevada’s Senator Harry Reid’s vision took place in the bathroom, instead of the living room of his home as first reported. The new detail supposedly fills in the account of how he suffered broken bones around his right eye and four broken ribs.
In recounting the New Year’s Day accident, Reid said he was doing an exercise routine when the strengthening-band snapped and “catapulted” him backwards and to the side, and into some cabinets. Amazingly, this isn’t the first time he’s hurt himself, nor is it the first time the story has changes.
In early 2011, Reid claimed he was jogging in the rain when he slipped and fell, injuring the right side of his face. A few days later a spokesperson amended the story saying Reid had put his foot on the bumper of a car to tie his shoe when he slipped, producing the injuries.
According to the website, ‘Alzheimer’s Reading Room,’ balance and walking problems often present before the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s or dementia. Meanwhile, Reid underwent surgery in Washington, D.C. where doctors repaired the bones around his eye socket and drained the blood that gathered in the front and back of the eye.