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BREAKING NEWS: Senator Harry Reid Hospitalized After Wreck

NewsBreakerOct 26 '12

Host @DavidBegnaud delivers breaking news and today's trending buzz in 45 seconds.  via Las Vegas Sun -- U.S. Sen. Harry Reid was taken to University Medical Center Trauma as a precaution early Friday afternoon after his motorcade was involved in a multivehicle accident on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas. A source close to Reid's family said, "He's OK." The senator apparently had no visible injuries but was transported by a staff member to the hospital as a matter of caution. Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott said the accident occurred about 1:10 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-15, north of Sahara Avenue. Trooper Loy Hixson said five vehicles were involved in the accident: two vehicles carrying Reid and members of his party; two Metro Police vehicles; and one civilian vehicle. Reid, the Senate majority leader, was in Las Vegas on Friday morning for the dedication of the National Atomic Testing Museum. Troopers said it was not clear what led to the accident. Authorities have closed the right two lanes of northbound I-15 near the accident scene. The Regional Transportation Commission’s freeway cameras show traffic backed up on northbound I-15 from Tropicana Avenue to Sahara Avenue. Traffic on the southbound freeway is backed up to the Spaghetti Bowl. Reid's wife, Landra, and daughter, Lana, were involved in a car crash two years ago when their vehicle was rear ended by a semi-truck near Washington, D.C. Landra Reid broke her back, neck and nose, while Lana Reid hurt her neck and cut her face. Reid often refers to the crash in his speeches.