NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a postal worker is in critical condition after being struck by a car while delivering mail on Long Island.
It happened at about 2 p.m. Tuesday in North Babylon.
Suffolk County police say the postal worker standing outside his vehicle loading mail into a bag when he was struck from behind by a Lincoln Continental. The car then struck the postal truck, a fire hydrant and a telephone pole.
A witness told NBC New York the postal workers leg had been completely severed. He was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.
Police say the driver remained at the scene and was later arrested on reckless driving charges.
NORTH BABYLON, N.Y.
A U.S. postal worker was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment Tuesday April 11, 2017, after he was struck by a car in North Babylon, Suffolk County police said. A car struck the worker, his delivery van, a fire hydrant and a utility pole, a police statement said.
A U.S. postal worker was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital after he was struck by a car in North Babylon on Tuesday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.
The postal worker, who was not in his vehicle when he was hit on Prairie Drive by a Lincoln Continental headed west, was in critical condition, the police statement said.