Occurred on 10/19/12, 4:17pm Major Accident 3201 S. Staples C1207968
Police were called to the Corner Mart at 3210 S. Staples for an accident involving a United States Postal Service Letter Carrier. Further investigation revealed the 18-year-old driver of a silver Toyota 4-Runner gassed up and then backed up to the store when he accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the break.
The 45-year-old letter carrier delivering the mail to the store was pinned between the truck and the store wall. He was taken to Spohn Memorial with potentially life-threatening injuries.
The driver and occupants in the 4-Runner, aged 1, 3, 14, and 19 were not injured. Traffic Investigators were called to assist and the investigation is ongoing.