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Oct 26, 2012 6:51 PM by CJ, The Associated Press

Sen. Reid cleared for release after Vegas crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been cleared for release from the hospital after a car crash on an interstate through Las Vegas.

Officials from the Nevada senator's office say Reid suffered rib and hip contusions in the crash at about 1:10 p.m. Friday, and was taken to the hospital by his security detail as a precaution.

They say he walked into the hospital on his own.

Reid officials say other members of the senator's security detail and a staffer had minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Officials say Reid was wearing a seatbelt at the time.

Troopers say six vehicles were involved in the apparent chain reaction rear-end crash, including two police vehicles, two Capitol Police vehicles and two civilian vehicles.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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