U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen of Nevada was treated by paramedics Monday morning after she tripped and hurt her wrist while greeting crowd members at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in downtown Las Vegas.
Rosen, 61, appeared to stumble on a metal barricade separating the crowd from the parade on Fourth Street, according to onlookers. The fall occurred at roughly 9:28 a.m.
Ivana Brancaccio, a spokeswoman for Rosen’s office, said Rosen is “doing well” and having her wrist checked out as a precautionary measure.
Police and others, including Gov. Steve Sisolak, came to Rosen’s aid, according to video of the incident’s aftermath, and paramedics were at the scene about six minutes later.
Thank you all for the well wishes – I’m OK! Grateful for the wonderful crowd at today's MLK Day Parade. Keep marching on!
— Senator Jacky Rosen (@SenJackyRosen) January 21, 2019
Rosen, helped off the ground gingerly, was taken away on a stretcher. The crowd applauded when it appeared she was OK.
“I fell right on my wrist,” she told onlookers.