SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — A Salem woman was seriously injured by a car that hit her while she was checking her mail Thursday morning, Salem police said.
Witness Joshua Lainus was walking his dog when he saw the car hit the woman across the street. He said the car had crossed the center line.
“[It] hit her full on, into her mailbox and she smacked her head on the ground,” Lainus said.
He said the car continued for distance and then pulled over.
“That’s when the [mail truck] further down the road chased after it and pulled it over, blocked it in,” Lainus said.
That was Kim Smith with USPS, who has been driving this route for 5 years.
“I just parked in front of her to make sure she didn’t go anywhere,” Smith said. “The adrenaline took over, I don’t even know why I did. I just did it.” Read more