MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A woman driving an SUV mistakenly stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake pedal causing the vehicle to go over a curb and crash into a Myrtle Beach post office, according to a police report.
The crash happened at about 1:30 p.m. Friday at the post office building at 820 67th Ave. N. The crash damaged the front of the building, but the U.S. Postal Service said Monday that the office was open on a normal schedule.
The driver was not hurt, but a woman inside the building ended up under the vehicle and complained of leg pain and pain on her entire left side, the police report said. She was taken to a hospital by EMS with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.
Another woman had a cut on her left wrist and pain in her right leg but told officers that she would drive herself to the hospital, the report said.
The Postal Service released the following statement on Monday:
“The Postal Service appreciates its customers. The safety and well-being of both postal customers and employees is of the utmost importance. Regarding facility conditions at the Live Oak Post Office at 820 67th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC, we can confirm that local management has secured the building. In addition, they continue to assess and make necessary repairs to certain parts of the structure damaged during a vehicle accident on September 29. At this time, we will continue to focus on finalizing repairs; however, a date for the completion of repairs has not been determined. We are continuing to operate our retail operations as normal, as it is deemed safe to do so. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate our customers’ patience.”
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