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Harry Reid Taken To Las Vegas Area Hospital

The Senate Majority Leader's hospitalization follows multi-car crash in Las Vegas.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Friday was taken to a Las Vegas area hospital following a multi-car crash, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.

According to his office, Reid suffered minor injuries but was taken to the hospital by his security detail as a precaution.

"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," the statement said.

Reid's office also noted that his wife was not in the car, but that "some of Senator Reid's detail and a staffer had minor injuries in the accident and were evaluated."

The crash involved six cars, including four that were in Reid’s caravan, according to news reports.

Reid, 73, had delivered a speech earlier in the day dedicating the new National Atomic Testing Museum.

John Stanton is a senior national correspondent for BuzzFeed News. In 2014, Stanton was a recipient of the National Press Foundation’s 2014 Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress.

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