Wednesday, July 30, 2008


South Amherst – A medical condition was the cause of a single car crash on Gifford Road in South Amherst Tuesday afternoon.

Trooper Christopher Aussie of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that 82-year-old Elizabeth Hall was traveling northbound on Gifford when she apparently suffered a mild stroke. “While traveling on Gifford she began braking then accelerated before going off the left side of the road and burying her Chevy Pickup truck in the woods. She struck two big trees, then clipped medium size tree before striking another large tree and that is where the truck came to rest.”

Firefighters from South Amherst Fire Department responded and extricated Hall from the wooded area for Paramedics to treat here. Hall was transported to Amherst Hospital where she was later transferred to Community Health Partners in Lorain.

Trooper Aussie said after speaking with Doctors at Amherst and Community they confirm that Hall suffered a mild stroke just before the crash. “Because of that information and with speaking to family members and learning more of her medical history I was satisfied that the crash was out of her control so she will not be cited.”

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