Arizona Mail Carrier Impaled by Fence Post
Dec. 11--A mail carrier was impaled by a pole after crashing her mail truck into a fence Monday afternoon, Pinal County officials said.
The 57-year-old postal worker from Apache Junction was driving west in the 2000 block of West Houston Road when she drifted off the road into the fence, Tim Gaffney, a spokesman for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
The top two metal rails of the fence went through the truck's firewall and one of the poles impaled the driver. The pole struck the upper left part of her chest and went through the driver's seat, the release said.
The woman was taken by helicopter to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Deputies don't know what caused the woman to leave the road, but alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash.
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