Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is OK and did not suffer major injuries after an auto accident in Las Vegas on Friday, according to his staff.
Here's a statement on the accident from Reid's office:
Senator Reid and his security detail were involved in a traffic accident today on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas. Senator Reid was taken to University Medical Center Hospital by his security detail as a precaution, and walked in on his own. Senator Reid was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. He experienced rib and hip contusions and has been cleared for release by the doctors. Mrs. Reid was not in the car at the time of the accident. Some of Senator Reid's detail and a staffer had minor injuries in the accident and were evaluated at UMC
News of the accident was first reported by the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Dan Friedman contributed.
This post, originally published at 4:51 p.m., has been updated.