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.
- A newly unearthed Homeland Security report contradicts Donald Trump's travel ban, saying country of origin is not a reliable indicator of terrorism.
- A draft of an Obamacare repeal plan was released that would strip many benefits and taxes from the healthcare law, while blocking federal funds from Planned Parenthood.
- Time to change your passwords: Uber and Fitbit are among the millions of websites that may have been compromised 🔐
- A billboard in North Carolina that claims "Real men provide. Real women appreciate it," has sparked controversy across the country 👀