Friday, March 17, 2000

Creek rescue follows crash

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Firefighters rescue Pat Weisenberger from Taylor Creek after her car slid off the road.
(Malinda Rackley photo)
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        COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — Rescue workers dragged a woman from rain-swollen Taylor Creek Thursday after the car in which she was riding slid off Harrison Avenue after being struck by another car..

        Pat Weisenberger of Colerain Township was taken by Colerain Fire Department to Franciscan Hospital-Mount Airy Campus where she was treated and released. Her husband and driver of the car, 82-year-old Robert Weisenberger, was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital and released.

        While the 1970 Chrysler sedan remained upright in the creek, Mr. Weisenberger was able to get out of the car and swim to shore. His wife's leg got caught under the car wheel and had to be helped by rescue workers. A fire department spokesman said the rescue workers were able to lift the car enough to free Mrs. Weisenberger and help her to shore.

        David Gemmell, 18, of Bridgetown was driving his Chevrolet pickup westbound in the 7300 block of Harrison Avenue about noon when it crossed the center line, hitting Mr. Weisenberger's car, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

        Mr. Gemmell was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control of his vehicle.


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