The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a crash pinned Branch 24 member Earl Anthony Dunn between a car and his postal vehicle on Feb. 29, killing the 32-year-old carrier. Dunn was standing behind his vehicle when the crash occurred. Police said that the driver of the car was operating the vehicle under a revoked license.
The crash follows a similar accident in Columbus, OH, in January when Branch 78 member Doug Poole was hit by an SUV while unloading mail from the rear of his postal vehicle. He is still undergoing treatment and it’s questionable whether he’ll regain the use of his legs. Friends and family have set up a fund to help the Poole family and Branch 78 has asked members to donate. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of both of these men,” NALC President Fredric V. Rolando said.