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Sen. Reid in Good Condition Following Crash

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Police officers outside University Medical Center where Reid was taken following a crash on Interstate 15. Police officers outside University Medical Center where Reid was taken following a crash on Interstate 15.
Prior to the crash, Reid spoke at the dedication of the National Atomic Testing Museum east of the Las Vegas Strip. Prior to the crash, Reid spoke at the dedication of the National Atomic Testing Museum east of the Las Vegas Strip.

LAS VEGAS -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been treated and released from University Medical Center, according to UMC spokeswoman Karen Gordon.

Troopers said Reid was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after what appears to be a rear-end crash on I-15 in Las Vegas.

Gordon said Reid was in good condition at the hospital. According to Reid's office, the senator had rib and hip bruising and was cleared for release by the doctors.

Reid was taken to the hospital as a precaution and walked in on his own, the statement from Reid's office said. He was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the wreck. His wife, Landra, was not in the car. Some of Reid's detail and a staff member had minor injuries and were evaluated at the hospital, the statement added. 

Initial reports had Reid being taken to the hospital by members of his security detail. The apparent chain-reaction crash happened about 1 p.m. north of Sahara Avenue and involved six cars, including two Las Vegas police vehicles, two civilian vehicle and two Capitol Police vehicles.

Elliott said four tow trucks were summoned and two lanes of the northbound freeway were blocked. 

Officials in Reid's office said it wasn't immediately clear where the Democratic Senator was headed, but first lady Michelle Obama was giving a speech in Las Vegas Friday afternoon, and Reid's wife Landra also spoke at the event.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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