Sen. Reid discharged after Vegas car crash | NevadaAppeal.com

Sen. Reid discharged after Vegas car crash

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks during a news conference at his office in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Nov. 3. 2004. Reid discussed his decisive re-election win and his bid for Democratic minority leader after the defeat of longtime friend and colleague Sen. Tom Daschle in South Dakota.. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been discharged from the hospital after a car crash on an interstate through Las Vegas.

Hospital spokeswoman Karen Gordon confirms the senator left less than three hours after the crash that happened about 1:10 p.m. Friday.

Officials from the Nevada senator’s office say Reid suffered rib and hip contusions in the crash, and was taken to the hospital by his security detail as a precaution.

Reid officials say other members of the senator’s security detail and a staffer had minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Officials say Reid was wearing a seatbelt at the time.

Troopers say six vehicles were involved in the apparent chain reaction rear-end crash, including two police vehicles, two Capitol Police vehicles and two civilian vehicles.

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