Kingsbury Grade accident injures three
March 4, 2009
KINGSBURY GRADE ” A head-on collision near Daggett Summit on Monday sent a 26-year-old Las Cruces, N.M., woman ” reportedly 8 months pregnant ” to the hospital.
At about 2:30 p.m., the woman was driving a four-door maroon Daewoo sedan south on Kingsbury Grade near Tramway Drive when she lost control and ran into a silver GMC Yukon driven by a 68-year-old Zephyr Cove man, said Nevada Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Chuck Allen.
Monday’s inclement weather grounded CALSTAR and Care Flight crews, so Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District personnel drove the woman to Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville. Her injuries were not believed to be life-
threatening, Allen said.
The driver of the Yukon and the passenger in the Daewoo ” a 25-year-old South Lake Tahoe man ” suffered minor injuries, Allen said.
Nevada Highway Patrol Officers believe the driver of the Daewoo ” who was reportedly driving between 30 and 35 mph at the time of the collision ” to be at fault in the collision. Officers cited her for driving too fast for the snowy conditions, Allen said.
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The collision caused moderate front-end damage to the Yukon and major damage to the Daewoo, and caused officers to close Kingsbury Grade for about 90 minutes.
“The good news is everyone was wearing a seat belt and no one was drinking,” Allen said.
– South Lake Tahoe police arrested a 42-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon last week for allegedly hitting a 45-year-old neighbor with several household items.
The woman is suspected of hitting the man with a dish, a frying pan and a microwave oven at about 2:50 a.m. on Feb. 25, following an argument in a mobile home on the 1000 block of Marjorie St., said Lt. Marty Hale.
The man suffered cuts and facial injuries, but declined medical attention, Hale said.
– South Lake Tahoe police arrested two residents of Sun Valley, Nev. ” a 27-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man ” last week after allegedly finding 97 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.
At about 1:45 a.m. on Feb. 25, police stopped a gray Mercury sedan near the intersection of Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Johnson Avenue for alleged erratic driving, said Lt. Marty Hale.
During the stop, police found the methamphetamine and a switchblade, Hale said.
Police arrested both the man and the woman on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale. The man was also arrested on suspicion of possessing the illegal switchblade, Hale said.