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A close call

  • Special to the Times News/Submitted Photo Emergency crews responded Sunday evening after the driver of a Jeep Cherokee accidentally drove into the side of a home located on West Broad Street in Tamaqua. See additional photo on Page 2.
    Special to the Times News/Submitted Photo Emergency crews responded Sunday evening after the driver of a Jeep Cherokee accidentally drove into the side of a home located on West Broad Street in Tamaqua. See additional photo on Page 2.
Published July 11. 2011 05:00PM

Emergency crews responded Sunday evening after the driver of a red 1991 Jeep Cherokee accidentally drove into the side of a home located at 418 West Broad St. in Tamaqua.

Reportedly, Christa Miller, driver, and Ronald Miller Jr., passenger, both of MaryD, undershot the turn coming into Tamaqua on SR209 east from the Pottsville stretch. They were taken via Tamaqua ambulance to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, for unknown injuries. Both the Jeep and home had major damage.

Doris Neifert, homeowner, was sitting in her recliner watching television in her living room when the Jeep crashed into it. Neifert was hit by flying debris as the Jeep smashed into her home.

The occupants of the Jeep were able to get out on their own.

In addition to South Ward and Citizen's fire companies, Tamaqua police and ambulance responded. Neifert, who suffered only minor injuries, was taken to the hospital by her family. Fire police closed SR209 during the response. Officer Matthew Williams is still investigating.

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