Sen. Reid doing okay after multi-car crash

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was taken to a hospital on Friday afternoon after a multiple-car crash in Nevada but is doing fine, according to his office.

His office said he experienced "rib and hip contusions" but has been cleared for release by doctors.

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"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.

A hospital spokeswoman confirmed his condition.

"Condition at this point is good," University Medical Center spokeswoman Karen Gordon told The Hill when asked about Reid.

She would not comment further.

The six-car accident took place shortly after 1 p.m. PDT on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas. Some reports described the crash as "minor" but it included two Las Vegas police vehicles, two Capital Police vehicles and two civilian vehicles, according to local Fox affiliate KVVU-TV.

As a member of the Congressional leadership, Reid gets protection from Capitol Police and would have been traveling in a multi-car motorcade.

There were minor injuries among others in the accident, according to Reid's office.

"Some of Senator Reid's detail and a staffer had minor injuries in the accident and were evaluated at UMC," the office said. No further details were provided.

Reid’s wife, Landra, was involved in a serious car accident in 2010, which left her with a broken neck. She was not with Reid in his accident, however, according to Reid's office.

Reports indicate she was with first lady Michelle Obama, who was speaking at a campaign rally in Las Vegas although she was said to have left upon receiving word of the accident.

— This story was last updated at 6:31 p.m.