Elderly driver crashes into Savannah post office

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- An elderly driver suffered minor injuries Tuesday evening after a car crashed into the Bingville Station United States Post Office, according to Savannah-Chatham police.

 

About 5 p.m., a car pulled up to the post office near the intersection of Montgomery and West 52nd streets, hopped a curb and crashed through a decorative post and then a window, said Gena Moore, metro police spokeswoman.

The driver wasn't badly injured, and a nearby tow service removed the vehicle less than an hour after the crash occurred, according to officers at the scene.

Bingville Station Postmaster Denise Holguin said no customers were inside the building when the crash occurred. It was the second time in three years the exact same area of the structure was hit by a car, Holguin said.

By about 5:45 p.m., postal workers and a customer - Alexeev Jones - were seen cleaning up the mess.

"I showed up to check my mailbox, saw this and decided to help," Jones said. "This is a historic post office - I've been coming here for years."

Holguin said the debris would be cleaned up so customers could access their mailboxes by Tuesday night.

 

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