Bystanders lift mail truck off postal worker

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CARBONDALE, Colo. (KKCO) -- A U.S. Postal Service worker is saved by good Samaritans after her mail truck is hit by another vehicle.

Colorado State Patrol says around 1:45 p.m. Thursday, the 45-year-old female worker was driving onto Highway 82 when she was struck by a driver in a GMC pickup, traveling westbound.

The driver of the pickup was not injured, but the postal worker was thrown from her vehicle and pinned under it. CSP believes she wasn't wearing a seat belt.

That's when bystanders rushed over and lifted the vehicle off her. They provided aid until emergency crews arrived on scene, according to CSP.

The mail carrier was taken to the Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs for what CSP believes are serious but non-life threatening injuries. She was cited for careless driving.

Local law enforcement closed westbound Highway 82 for nearly two hours as they cleaned up and investigated the scene.

CSP officials want to remind all drivers to always wear a seat belt.

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