USPS truck struck from behind in Burlington; driver flown to UNC Hospitals

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — A United States Postal Service driver was airlifted to the hospital Tuesday after his truck was struck from behind, according to the Burlington Times-News.

A mail truck operated by 73-year-old Michael Wheeley was struck from behind while he was attempting to place mail in a mailbox on Hanford Road around 11:30 a.m.

Officers with the Burlington Police Department said the 2008 Mazda Tribute that hit the mail truck overturned from the impact and landed on its rooftop,

The driver of that vehicle, Rebecca Sue Wall, 62, of Graham, was taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Wheeley was still being evaluated Tuesday evening at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

The Burlington Times-News reported that the damage to the USPS truck is estimated to be $7,000 and the damage to the Mazda is estimated to be $12,000.

So far, no charges have been filed against either driver.