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U.S. Postal Service worker pinned in National City crash

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 19:36:58-04

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) - A U.S. Postal Service deliveryman was pinned against his mail van in National City Thursday when a driver having a seizure struck him, witnesses said.

Surveillance video shows the sedan crash into the USPS worker as he stood at the back of his van at 2907 Highland Ave.

Witnesses jumped into the vehicle to back it up and stop the engine. The postal worker fell to the ground as passersby called for help.

National City Police officers arrived and put a tourniquet on one of the postal worker’s legs. He was alert but suffering major injuries, firefighters said. The man was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center.

The driver who struck the postal workers has a history of seizures, National City firefighters said. He was also taken to a hospital for evaluation.