Senator Harry Reid released from hospital after crash in Las Vegas

Molly Waldron

Senator Harry Reid released from hospital after crash in Las Vegas

CREATED Oct. 26, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Senator Harry Reid has been released from the hospital following a crash in Las Vegas on Friday afternoon.

The crash happened just after 1 p.m. on I-15 northbound near the Sahara exit, according to a Nevada Highway Patrol spokesperson.

Six cars, including four in Senator Reid's security motorcade, were involved in the crash.

The Senator was taken to University Medical Center and treated for rib and hip contusions. A spokesperson for Reid says the Senator was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, and was able to walk into the hospital on his own.

Reid's condition was said to be good and doctors cleared him for release at about 3 p.m. He left the hospital shortly after.

Other members of Senator Reid's security team were also treated for minor injuries at UMC.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers are investigating what caused the crash.

Traffic on I-15 northbound was at a gridlock for miles following the collision.

Senator Reid declined interviews following his release from the hospital.

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