U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was in an accident in Las Vegas.
Sen. Reid injured in I-15 motorcade crash
BY MIKE BLASKY AND KRISTI JOURDAN
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Posted: Oct. 26, 2012 | 1:46 p.m.
Updated: Oct. 27, 2012 | 2:55 a.m.
An investigation is ongoing into what caused Friday’s chain-reaction crash involving U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who was rushed to the emergency room at University Medical Center by his security detail, a Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman said.
The 72-year-old Democrat from Nevada was released from the hospital about two hours after the 1:10 p.m. pileup on northbound Interstate 15 at Sahara Avenue, and officials with his office said he suffered rib and hip contusions but was otherwise unhurt.
The Highway Patrol said six vehicles were involved: two U.S. Capitol Police vehicles, two Las Vegas police SWAT protection detail vehicles and two private vehicles not associated with Reid’s caravan.
Wow, Two SWAT vehicles with them?
Shortly after Friday’s crash, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada shut down its live video feed from a traffic camera near the scene. The RTC operates traffic cameras around the valley as part of its Freeway and Arterial System of Transportation alert program, but the camera feeds are sometimes turned off at crash sites.
“If we think it needs to be suppressed, it can be shut down,” said Kevin, a FAST alert traffic technician who declined to provide his last name.
Cameras shut down, Why??????
Read more at the Las Vegas Review Journal.
We are glad that Mr Reid is O K. We are just wondering about some of the events of the accident. It would seem Mr. Reid needs more federal money to fix a high accident area of I-15.