Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak of Nevada was hospitalized briefly after being involved in a car crash this past weekend.
A statement from the Governor’s office confirmed that “the governor and another driver suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital as a precaution.” His office also noted that he was at the hospital for less than two hours.
Elko Daily reports that Las Vegas police have confirmed some details, including that Sisolak was the driver of the car.
A statement from the governor’s office said that he and the other driver “appeared to have minor, external injuries” that were treated at University Medical Center. https://t.co/ydR5z1H4YX pic.twitter.com/JjceD3mv5y
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Lt. Brian Boxler of the Las Vegas Police Department told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the collision was between a Lexus SUV and a red sedan, and there were no passengers in either car.
Sisolak spokesperson Meghin Delaney shared with Elko Daily that the two-car crash occurred in the suburban community of Spring Valley on Sunday afternoon, and the investigation is ongoing.
The Governor’s office released this statement: “At approximately 1 p.m. this afternoon, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak was involved in a two-car crash at the intersection of Rainbow and Russell. The Governor was released from the hospital at 3:10 p.m. He is now resting at home. No other information is available at this time.”
Sisolak was elected governor of Nevada in 2018. Notably, he is the first Democrat to become governor of the state since 1994.
The Governor is likely to face a tough campaign challenge next year, with former GOP Senator Dean Heller or Republican Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo in the wings as formidable potential challengers.
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