Sen. Reid discharged after Vegas car crash

Associated Press
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2012 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Troopers say Reid has been taken to the hospital after what appears to be a rear-end crash on an interstate through Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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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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