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“Drive Through Service” at Highlands Post Office

HIGHLANDS– A quiet afternoon last Wednesday was shattered by an auto crashing through the front door of the Highlands Post Office, travelling through the lobby, knocking out a wall of postal boxes, and ending up inside the sorting area only a few feet from work stations of 3 postal employees.
There were no injuries, as the employees were at other areas of the building or had left for the day, according to supervisor Rosemary Williams, whose desk was only about 3 feet from the car’s path.
The driver, 78 year old Gloria Dean Morgan of Crosby, also was not injured. Authorities believe she mistakenly pushed on the gas in forward gear, trying to free her car from a parked HIGHLANDS– A quiet afternoon last Wednesday was shattered by an auto crashing through the front door of the Highlands Post Office, travelling through the lobby, knocking out a wall of postal boxes, and ending up inside the sorting area only a few feet from work stations of 3 postal employees.

There were no injuries, as the employees were at other areas of the building or had left for the day, according to supervisor Rosemary Williams, whose desk was only about 3 feet from the car’s path.
The driver, 78 year old Gloria Dean Morgan of Crosby, also was not injured. Authorities believe she mistakenly pushed on the gas in forward gear, trying to free her car from a parked position partially mounted on the handicap ramp.
Her 2007 Cadillac was heavily damaged, and the front entrance of the building, and about 300 mailboxes were destroyed.
It is expected that new postal boxes will take several weeks to arrive and new doors several days.
Postal employees remember that this is the second or third time that a car has driven through the entrance, the last time occuring about 5 years ago.