Sen. Reid taken to hospital after Vegas car crash

Sen. Reid taken to hospital after Vegas car crash

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Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in this image from video, speaks Wednesday, May 18, 2005, from the floor of the Senate in Washington, as the Republican-controlled Senate began debating one of President Bush's most contested judicial nominations in a showdown over whether the White House can place like-minded judges on the federal bench over the objection of minority Democrats. (AP Photo/APTN)

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Posted on October 26, 2012 at 5:16 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Troopers say Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been taken to the hospital in an ambulance after what appears to be a rear-end crash on an interstate through Las Vegas.
 
   Nevada Highway Patrol Office spokesman Jeremie Elliott says he doesn't know Reid's condition after the crash, which happened about 1:10 p.m. Friday on Interstate 15.
 
   The freeway runs parallel to the Las Vegas Strip.
 
   Elliott says six vehicles were involved in the apparent chain-reaction crash, including two Las Vegas police vehicles, two civilian vehicle and two Capitol Police vehicles.
 
   Elliott says four tow trucks were summoned. It's not clear whether anyone else was injured.
 
   Officials in Reid's office said it wasn't immediately clear where the Democratic Senator was headed, but first lady Michelle Obama is set to give a speech in Las Vegas Friday afternoon, and Reid's wife Landra was speaking at the event.

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