Local News

Two Injured in Freak Accident at Post Office

Posted January 14, 1998 12:00 a.m. EST

— An unusual accident at a Rocky Mount post office has left two people injured. Early Wednesday morning, a driver crashed her car into front of the building.

The woman was apparently pulling into a parking spot directly in front of the post office at about 9 a.m. when something went wrong. The Nissan Sentra crashed through the plate glass store front, through a row of post office boxes, and came to a stop about 40 feet inside the building.

Two postal workers were slightly injured as they sorted mail into the boxes. Postmaster Frank Clary says it took a while to realize what had happened.

Carl Willey, chief of the local rescue squad, happened to witness the accident. He says he called for backup before going inside the building, because he didn't know what he might find inside.

The names of the Nissan's driver and the two injured postal employees have not yet been released.

Reporter/Photographer:Brian Bowman