Update: Four wrecks involving motorcycles reported in hour's time

Arne Hoel/Nevada Appeal An eastbound motorcyclist with a passenger hit an embankment and crashed approximately one mile east of Spooner Summit on Highway 50 Friday afternoon. Paramedics who happened  to be traveling on the highway were on scene within seconds. Traffic was held while Care Flight arrived to transport victims, and  continues to be backed up at 2:52 p.m.

Arne Hoel/Nevada Appeal An eastbound motorcyclist with a passenger hit an embankment and crashed approximately one mile east of Spooner Summit on Highway 50 Friday afternoon. Paramedics who happened to be traveling on the highway were on scene within seconds. Traffic was held while Care Flight arrived to transport victims, and continues to be backed up at 2:52 p.m.

A Vacaville, Calif., man and his girlfriend were injured in a motorcycle accident one-mile east of Spooner Summit this afternoon.

Each was taken by helicopter to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

Traffic was backed up for several miles for about 45 minutes.

Both eastbound lanes are now open.

This accident was the fourth involving a motorcycle within an hour starting at 1:20 p.m.

Thousands of motorcyclists are in the area for the Street Vibrations motorcycle festival in Reno this weekend.

Motorcycle accidents were reported just west of Spooner Summit, one mile east of the Summit, on Geiger Grade near the lookout, and on Griners Bend at the south end of Virginia City.

Six people in all were taken to the hospital, with the victims in the east Spooner Summit accident being the most seriously injured.

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A motorcycle accident causing injuries is being reported on Geiger Grade near the Storey and Washoe county line. Broken bones have been reported.

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Two Careflight helicopters are responding to an accident involving a motorcycle one mile east of Spooner Summit in the eastbound lane.

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Emergency crews are responding to a reported injury accident involving a motorcycle on Griner's Bend - the sharp turn on State Route 341 that leads into Virginia City from the south.

A motorcyclist reportedly crashed into a guard rail.

Expect delays in the area.

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It appears no one has been injured in a 1:32 p.m. accident on Highway 207/Kingsbury Grade near Benjamin Drive in Douglas County.

The accident, reported at 1:32 p.m., is about three miles east of the Highway 50 West intersection.

Motorists should find an alternate route or expect delays in the area

Also, moderate injuries are reported at an accident west of Spooner Summit near the Highway 28 turnoff.

Trooper Chuck Allen said a motorcycle with two riders ran into the back of another vehicle about 1:20 p.m.

Delays are also expected in that area.

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