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Las Vegas police stated Friday that Jackson was riding as a passenger in a car when it was hit by another vehicle that was attempting to make a left-hand turn. According to AP, the 88-year-old was taken to University Medical Center for observation. USA TODAY

Joe Jackson at the Palms Casino Resort. October 27, 2009 in Las Vegas.(Photo: Ethan Miller, Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS  — Michael Jackson’s octogenarian father, Joe Jackson, has been taken to the hospital after a car crash in Las Vegas, police said Friday.

The Jackson family patriarch was riding as a passenger in a car when it was hit by another vehicle attempting to make a left-hand turn, Las Vegas police said. The crash west of the Strip happened just after 11 a.m. Friday.

The 88-year-old was taken to University Medical Center for observation after complaining of injury.

He tweeted later a series of posts saying he was out of the hospital, back home and feeling fine.

Back home safe https://t.co/YZulL6RcbFpic.twitter.com/SfVSxHyPQv

Police said the other vehicle was cited for failing to yield the right of way but that there were no signs of impairment for either driver.

The fire department declined comment, citing patient privacy.

Jackson has lived in Las Vegas for many years.

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