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Kingsbury open, six hospitalized following accident

An accident involving two cars that sent six people to the hospital backed up traffic for more than an hour on Kingsbury Grade as one helicopter was summoned and debris swept.

The names of the injured weren’t available by press time but Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Paul Morris said five people were in green Honda Civic and one male, who was in an Acura Legend, was taken by CareFlight helicopter to Washoe Medical Center in Reno.

The Civic was attempting to make a left turn on North Benjamin when it collided with the Legend traveling west on Kingsbury Grade around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, Morris said.

The driver’s and passenger’s airbag went off in the Civic. The Legend didn’t have one.

Tow truck driver Tobin Harding said the crash was all too familiar.

“Note to self: Don’t speed,” he said. “Speed plays a factor in every accident I’ve ever seen.”

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