So, the title of this post says it all. With the amount of snow that we get here in Ohio and other mid-western states it is no surprise that we get a fair percentage of average traffic accidents in the winter months. Well..I am not sure how many people ever think about it, but postal workers can be the victims of these accidents too.
I bring this up because just today, about 5 minutes after I walked out and put the mail in the box (including a thank you card for my mail carrier), a car went left of center and hit her mail truck. I mean...literally right in front of my house. Now...here is a view of what it looked like down my street about 10 minutes prior to the accident.
Now taking that into account there is still the idea that the car was probably going too fast for the road conditions. I am not entirely sure of what the speed limit is on my road..I think its 45 (I know...its horrible that I dont know the speed limit on my own road). Regardless, you need to take into account the road conditions before you settle on a speed. ANYWAY...
So after seeing my mail lady stopped on my road, I decided to walk out and make sure she was ok. She was...but she seemed upset that the guy went left of center. (completely understandable) I am sure her day was hard enough before she had to factor in waiting for the sheriff so that she could write out a police report. Here are some pics for your viewing pleasure.
And then here is another one after the sheriff showed up.
So. Lesson learned here...be cautious when the road conditions arent the greatest. And also...thank your mail carrier for delivering your mail in some not so nice situations.
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