October 26th, 2012
06:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Harry Reid hospitalized after car crash, in good condition

(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


Filed under: Harry Reid • Nevada
soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Get well soon...please

    October 26, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  2. bob

    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"

    October 26, 2012 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  3. zanny

    Was Karl Rove driving the other car???? No he would have soeone else do it.

    October 26, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  4. Rickgyver

    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!

    October 26, 2012 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Get well , we need you !

    October 26, 2012 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Get well soon Mr. Reid. Glad no one was truly hurt.

    October 26, 2012 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  7. b

    Get well soon.. we need you senator!

    October 26, 2012 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  8. don in albuquerque

    Best wishes for a fast recovery Harry. Take care of yourself. We need you back on the job.

    October 26, 2012 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  9. 200 TON HAMMER

    God speed senator reid keep your head up

    October 26, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  10. Andrew of the Bay Area

    Give in, Harry. Let the darkness drift you off to the hell you've so richly earned in this life you miserable POS.

    October 26, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  11. Dick

    Bob thanks for being a lying sack or hammers.

    October 26, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  12. Bob

    Get well soon!

    October 26, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  13. dean scholl

    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....

    October 26, 2012 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  14. GetSmartUSA

    Harry, Get well soon.

    Aside: Even with someone's health, we are still voicing political vernoms! This is pathetic.

    October 26, 2012 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  15. keith

    Keep fighting the good fight Harry.

    October 26, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  16. Pete

    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!!

    October 26, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  17. Carl

    Wish you a speedy recovery.

    October 26, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  18. iampraying

    Andrew of the Bay Area
    Shame on YOU!

    October 26, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  19. JJ

    God speed recovery senator. We wish you our very best.

    October 26, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  20. Pepou27

    @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.

    October 26, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  21. SugarKube

    Who cares? Reid is getting to senile to drive.

    October 26, 2012 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  22. Chris

    Did he have to wait 7 hours for help?

    October 26, 2012 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  23. Mitt Romney

    Mission success!

    October 26, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  24. Paulcat

    Where was Sununu at the time?

    October 26, 2012 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  25. us_1776

    Harry's a tough old bird. If anyone can survive it, he can.

    .

    October 26, 2012 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
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