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Multiple Vehicle Accident at LaBarr Meadows Road Closes Highway 49

A Multiple Vehicle Accident at 8:30 this morning on HWY 49 at La Barr Meadows road had traffic backed up for over an hour during the Thursday morning commute. Emergency Service personnel responded to a reported vehicle accident. Grass Valley Fire Battalion Chief Spike Newby was on the scene and says there were 4 vehicles spread some 60 yards apart with 2 mini vans involved in a head on collision. All 3 injuries were In the 2 mini vans.


“We had one male patient in one mini van, a mother and child in the other one and they were the only people that were injured. The people in the other vehicles were not injured. The male was transported to Sierra Nevada by ambulance and the mother was transported by air to Sutter Roseville and the child to U.C. Davis.”


One adult required extrication. Highway 49 was initially closed in both directions due to the accident.  After a short while, traffic was detoured onto the new construction area of Highway 49.Two Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Ambulances, 1 Air Ambulance, 1 CHP helicopter, CHP, Grass Valley PD responded to the scene. Traffic was still running slowly North board on HWY 49 as of 10 o’clock this morning as traffic returned to the existing highway. No cause has been determined; the accident is still under investigation.

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