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Former senator an astronaut, wife suffer minor injuries in car accident

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - John Glenn and his wife have been hurt in a traffic accident.      

The 85-year-old former senator and astronaut and his 86-year-old wife Annie are in fair condition at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio.      

Police say their car collided with another last night on the northeast side of Columbus.      

The driver of the other car told The Columbus Dispatch that she was headed east and Glenn was driving west. She says they collided as he tried to turn left onto a ramp for Interstate 270.      

Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962. He served in the Senate from 1974 to 1998, and went back into space in 1998, at the age of 77.

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