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Tahoe woman hospitalized after slamming into tree, flipping car

Margaret Moran

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A Lake Tahoe woman was hospitalized Friday after she crashed her car into a tree in front of Rookies Sports Bar, officials said.

The 2001 Subaru Forester she was driving was traveling eastbound on Highway 28 when it veered off the roadway at about 2:20 p.m. and hit a rock, causing it to go "slightly airborne" before hitting a tree and flipping over, Washoe County Sheriff's Office Deputy Paul Longshore said at the scene.

The Incline Village woman, whose name wasn't immediately released, was the only one involved in the accident that occurred in front of the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza newspaper office.

She had minor injuries and was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Longshore said.

According to witnesses, she was traveling between 35 to 40 mph, he said. The speed limit on the highway is 35.

Officials from Nevada Highway Patrol, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District and WCSO responded.

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The accident's cause is under investigation.

Eastbound traffic was impacted for roughly an hour while officials investigated the accident.