Second helicopter called in Kingsbury rollover

A second helicopter has been called to airlift an injured person from a rollover accident on Kingsbury Grade.

A landing zone at Foothill Road and Kingsbury Grade is being prepared by firefighters for the medivac.

Douglas County deputies are direting traffic around emergency vehicles. Kingsbury was down to a single lane.

Rescuers responded to a single-vehicle accident at 3:53 p.m. about half a mile east of Daggett Summit. A small sport utility vehicle rolled down the embankment and came to rest on its roof. Four passengers were injured in the accident. One victim had to be cut from the wreckage.

A helicopter ambulance landed at Heavenly to take one person for medical treatment. The second helicopter was called to meet an East Fork ambulance at the bottom of Kingsbury.

Rescuers are responding to a single-vehicle rollover about a half mile east of Daggett Summit on Kingsbury Grade the accident was reported at 3:53 p.m.

Reports are that the accident is a half mile east of the summit. The vehicle is reportedly over the barrier.

A small sport utility vehicle is reported to be over the embankment and is sitting on its roof. Four people are injured as a result of the accident. One subject is reported to be in and out of consciousness. Rescuers are extracting one person from the wreckage.

Traffic control is being established on Kingsbury Grade. Motorists should expect delays.

Rescuers are setting up a landing zone for an ambulance helicopter at the overflow parking for Heavenly.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is on its way to the accident and will be in charge of the investigation.

This is the second accident at Lake Tahoe in a half-hour. A property damage accident was reported two miles east of the stateline on Highway 50 at 3:18 p.m.


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