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Woman drives SUV into Dunn post office

Posted August 14, 2008 12:52 p.m. EDT
Updated August 18, 2008 4:46 p.m. EDT

— A sport utility vehicle slammed into the Dunn Post Office just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday, according to witnesses and police.

Laura Robinson was driving a Dodge Durango with two female passengers and drove the SUV past the front columns and flag pole outside the post office, at 1115 S. Clinton Ave., and through the glass front doors, witnesses said.

The SUV smashed an island counter near the front entrance, narrowly missing customers inside, witnesses said.

Dolores Worley said her daughter jumped to safety behind another counter, and another woman picked up her 5-year-old granddaughter and tossed her over the counter as well.

Robertson was taken to Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital. It was unclear whether she was being treated for injuries suffered in the incident or for a possible medical condition that might have caused the crash.

There was no word Thursday afternoon on her condition.

Police haven't determined the cause of the crash.

Postal inspectors and Harnett County building inspectors were en route to the post office Thursday afternoon to investigate the damage to the building.