10/26/2012 04:52 pm ET Updated Oct 26, 2012

Harry Reid Hospitalized After Crash In Las Vegas [UPDATED]

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been hospitalized after a crash near the Sahara exit on I-15 northbound in Nevada, according to KNTV.

The extent of Reid's injuries is not immediately known. According to Mike Blasky of the Las Vegas Review Journal, four of the six cars involved in the crash were part of Reid's caravan. [See update below.]

The AP reports:

LAS VEGAS — Troopers say Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been taken to the hospital 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 vehicles and two Capitol Police vehicles.

Elliott says four tow trucks were summoned. It's not clear whether anyone else was injured.

UPDATE 5:00 p.m.: Reid walked himself into the hospital and is doing fine, said a person close to him. His security detail is also okay.

CORRECTION: This post has been updated to reflect that Sahara a major road, not a town in Nevada.



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