Former astronaut and senator John Glenn and his wife are in fair condition
in a Columbus, Ohio, hospital after being injured in a car accident, a
hospital official said on Saturday.
Glenn, 85, and his wife, Anna, will be released later on Saturday, said
Louis Tejada, a nurse administrator at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
"He's in fair condition," Tejada said. The Glenns were admitted late on
Friday night after the crash.
Columbus police could not be reached for comment, but the Columbus Dispatch
newspaper reported that Glenn's car collided with another Friday night on
the northeast side of Columbus.
Glenn was the first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth. He was elected U.S.
senator for Ohio in 1974 and retired in 1999.