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Rollover sends rural mail carrier to hospital

A rollover crash on Copperhead Road Tuesday afternoon involving a rural mail carrier required the jaws of life.Wapello County Sheriff Mark Miller said that the accident on the gravel road was a basic traffic accident where the driver likely lost control on the gravel, overcorrected and “ended up in this predicament.”Reports indicate the driver, an employee for the Ottumwa Post Office, was traveling west on Copperhead Road when she hit loose gravel, causing the vehicle to roll.Once she was extracted from the vehicle, others that were standing by quickly retrieved loose mail.”We’ll still get it delivered,” said acting Postmaster Mark Jones, adding that another carrier was on his way out to take care of the route. Jones said the accident would affect about 100 mail customers but that it would still be delivered by 5 p.m.He noted that the accident was a rare occurrence for the post office, stating that this was only the second rollover accident he’s seen in his 21 years with the postal service.

Source: Rollover sends rural mail carrier to hospital – Ottumwa Courier: Local News

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