(CNN) - Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, was released from the hospital on Friday afternoon after he sustained non-life threatening injuries following an accident in his motorcade.
Reid was released shortly before 4 p.m. local time, and was in good condition after the accident, said Karen Gordon, a spokeswoman for University Medical Center in Las Vegas.
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The accident occurred as Reid's caravan of four vehicles was traveling northbound on Interstate 15.
Reid's Senate office said in a statement the top Democrat walked into the hospital on his own, and was wearing a seatbelt when the accident happened. He experienced rib and hip contusions, and was cleared for release. Other members of Reid's contingent had minor injuries, the statement read, and were evaluated at the same hospital. Reid's wife was not in the car.
Reid was transferred to the hospital in Las Vegas by one of his caravan vehicles.
The accident happened when vehicles in Reid's motorcade crashed with another civilian vehicle, according to the Nevada highway patrol's public information officer Loy Hixson.
Sgt. Kevin Honea of the Nevada Department of Public Safety said there were a total of six vehicles involved in the incident and five were at the scene when the highway patrol arrived.
Honea said speed did not appear to be a factor in the incident.
"Any possibility of citation will be pending on where we get with the investigation," he told CNN.
The accident occurred in an area which frequently sees crashes, Honea said.
– CNN's Amanda Watts, Dana Bash and Ted Barrett contributed to this report
Get well soon...please
He may not be seriously injured, but if he was getting treated with ObamaCare, he would be deemed too OLD for any treatment. I hope thisvwas not a taxpayer funded "Motorcade"
Was Karl Rove driving the other car???? No he would have soeone else do it.
Sorry 'bout that. Maybe with him not there to trash all the meaningful Senate legislature something positive will get done!
Don't, "Get Well", any time soon, Harry!
Get well , we need you !
Get well soon Mr. Reid. Glad no one was truly hurt.
Get well soon.. we need you senator!
Best wishes for a fast recovery Harry. Take care of yourself. We need you back on the job.
God speed senator reid keep your head up
Give in, Harry. Let the darkness drift you off to the hell you've so richly earned in this life you miserable POS.
Bob thanks for being a lying sack or hammers.
Get well soon!
rickgyver....dude comments like that are uncool....you might not like his politics,but thats washinton bs games...but dont wish the man to not get well....
Harry, Get well soon.
Aside: Even with someone's health, we are still voicing political vernoms! This is pathetic.
Keep fighting the good fight Harry.
To all you racist republicans especially on this site.It's because of your mothers mistakes that contraceptives are selling like hot cakes after giving birth to racist idiots like you, remember that when you give your mom a big fat kiss , she deserves it in raising you instead of aborting you!!What a lousey choice!!Take care Mr Reid,get back soon!!
Wish you a speedy recovery.
Andrew of the Bay Area
Shame on YOU!
God speed recovery senator. We wish you our very best.
@bob: are you old or just young and d u m b ? where did you ever hear that Obamacare was killing old people? You must e confusing with the GOP alternative for Medicare.
Who cares? Reid is getting to senile to drive.
Did he have to wait 7 hours for help?
Where was Sununu at the time?
Harry's a tough old bird. If anyone can survive it, he can.