Driver to Be Charged After Postman Hit, Critically Injured by Car on Long Island
4/11/17- A postal worker loading his bag as he prepared to deliver mail on a Long Island street was struck by a car outside his truck, and one neighbor who rushed to his aid says his leg was severed in the crash.
The mail carrier was loading mail into a bag outside the back of a U.S. Postal Service truck on Prairie Drive in North Babylon Tuesday afternoon when another car hit him from behind, Suffolk police say.
The car, a Lincoln Continental, then struck the mail truck and a fire hydrant before slamming into a telephone pole, police said.
“I heard one boom, and a couple seconds later, I heard a second boom,” said Jason Leslie, who was inside his home at the time. A nurse at Jamaica Hospital, he ran out to help the injured postman.
“His leg was completely severed. It was about 10 feet from him, I’d say,” he said. “He was conscious. He said, ‘Call my wife, call my wife.'”
A state police helicopter arrived on the scene to transport the mailman to Stony Brook University Hospital. Police described his condition as critical on Tuesday night. Read more