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Sen. Reid Suffers Rib, Hip Contusions; Released From Hospital After Crash

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Courtesy: KLAS-TV Las Vegas Courtesy: KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Senator Harry Reid suffered rib and hip contusions after an apparent rear-end car crash in Las Vegas on Friday afternoon.

Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman Jeremie Elliott says six cars were involved in the chain reaction crash about 1:10 p.m. Friday on Interstate 15.

They include two police vehicles, two civilian vehicles, and two Capitol police vehicles.

The freeway runs parallel to the Las Vegas Strip.

It's not clear whether there were any other injuries.

Officials in Reid's office said it wasn't immediately clear where the Democratic Senator was headed, but first lady Michelle Obama is set to give a speech in Las Vegas Friday afternoon, and Reid's wife Landra was speaking at the event.

His office sent this statement:

"Senator Reid and his security detail were involved in a traffic accident today on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas. Senator Reid was taken to University Medical Center Hospital by his security detail as a precaution, and walked in on his own. Senator Reid was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. He experienced rib and hip contusions and has been cleared for release by the doctors. Mrs. Reid was not in the car at the time of the accident. Some of Senator Reid's detail and a staffer had minor injuries in the accident and were evaluated at UMC."

(The Associated Press also contributed to this report.)

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