Motorist hurt after going over side of Kingsbury Grade |

Motorist hurt after going over side of Kingsbury Grade

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A motorist was injured after losing control of his vehicle 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Kingsbury Grade and rolling 100 feet down an embankment.

Rescuers from the East Fork Fire and Tahoe-Douglas fire districts responded to the wreck, located about a mile up from Foothill Road, that closed Kingsbury for three hours.

East Fork Battalion Chief Larry Goss said firefighters and Douglas County Sheriff's deputies treated and extricated the man from a deep draw and up the steep hillside.

The driver was eastbound in a Toyota Camry on a curve when he over-corrected and slid broadside into the end of the guardrail.

The Camry overturned and rolled down the embankment, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

He suffered a broken femur, collapsed lung and a spinal fracture.

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The man was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center by Care Flight ambulance helicopter. Kingsbury reopened shortly after midnight. The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.