NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A postal worker is in critical condition after being struck by a car while delivering mail on Long Island.
It happened just before 2 p.m. Tuesday on Prairie Drive in North Babylon.READ MORE: Mount Sinai Nurses Say Hospitals Are Facing Understaffing Crisis: 'Morale Is At An All-Time Low'
The postal worker was standing outside his vehicle loading mail into a bag when he was struck from behind by a Lincoln Continental that had veered off the road, Suffolk County police said. The car then hit the postal truck, a fire hydrant and a telephone pole.READ MORE: Application Process For Connecticut's Family, Medical Leave Program Opens
The postal worker was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.
The driver remained at the scene and was later arrested on reckless driving charges, police said.MORE NEWS: Ghislaine Maxwell Defense Attacks Actor Accuser's Account
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