Postal worker involved in single-vehicle injury accident
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A U.S. Postal Service Delivery truck was involved in an accident around 12:34 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 near the 2000 block of West Houston Road, Apache Junction.
The driver of the postal vehicle was indentified as a 57-year-old female from Apache Junction. She was being treated by the Mesa Fire Department and personnel from Southwest Ambulance for injuries she sustained in the crash.
In a news release, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said the driver was traveling westbound on West Houston Road when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle drifted over past the right side of the roadway, striking a pole and chain link fence that ran parallel to the road.
The top two rail poles of the fence penetrated through the vehicles firewall. One of the poles struck the driver in the upper left portion of her chest.
Neither alcohol nor drug impairment are a factor in this accident.