NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The family of a postal worker struck by a car last week on Long Island said he remains hospitalized and has a long road to recovery.

Friends and co-workers have started a GoFundMe page to help Mike Martinez, his wife and two children handle the medical bills and other expenses.

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Martinez was standing outside his vehicle loading mail into a bag last Tuesday in North Babylon when he was hit from behind by a car that had veered off the road, Suffolk County police said. The car then hit the postal truck, a fire hydrant and a telephone pole.

Martinez had to have one leg amputated and is having another surgery Tuesday to try and save the other, 1010 WINS reported.

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His family said Martinez was in better spirits over the weekend, but still has a long road ahead.

It looks like he will be in the hospital for at least another five weeks and then will have months of rehab to learn to walk with a prosthetic.

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The driver was charged with reckless driving.