Postal worker run over in Eastpointe, critically injured

Witnesses rush to help by jacking up car to free pinned worker; driver arrested

EASTPOINTE, Mich. – A U.S. Postal Service worker was critically injured Wednesday morning when her parked van was struck by another vehicle on 10 Mile Road just west of Gratiot Avenue in Eastpointe.

The worker was alert and talking after being hit. She was not inside the van when it was struck. It was parked on the side of the road and she was outside getting a package.

She was pinned under the car and suffered severe injuries to her head, legs, arm and abdomen. Witnesses helped jack up and lift the car to get her out from under it.

Her condition has been upgraded from critical to critical but stable.

The road was closed temporarily to traffic just west of Gratiot Avenue.

Driver arrested on suspicion of operating vehicle while on drugs

Police have arrested the driver of the car on the suspicion of operating under the influence of drugs.

Meanwhile, this crash remains under investigation. The vehicles ended up about 15 yards from the point of impact.

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