Henrico post office closed after car crashes into building

Source: Carl Jackson
Source: Carl Jackson
Source: Carl Jackson
Source: Carl Jackson

HIGHLAND SPRINGS, VA (WWBT) - Some people who live in Henrico's East End are wondering how they'll get their mail after a car slammed into their post office, causing major damage.

An elderly woman crashed her car into the Highland Springs post office in Henrico Thursday afternoon.

The woman was taken to VCU Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was in the car and no one inside the post office was injured.

Customers will most likely have to pick up their mail at another post office nearby until all the debris is picked up and the building is deemed safe to enter.

"One of the local people said to see the guy in the white hair and so I went and asked if he could get my mail for me," said Carl Jackson.

The "guy in the white hair" happened to be the post master, and he had to get special permission to get inside and get Carl's mail. It wasn't safe, but this postmaster was determined to help a customer.

No one else was allowed inside. After a long inspection, the building inspector didn't condemn the building and turned it over to U.S. Postal officials to make repairs.

Officials now want to make sure customers get their mail - without having to climb over a pile of debris.

Customers can pick up mail at the Montrose Heights Post Office on Klockner Drive.

Workers will have a better idea Friday morning of when they're going to get all the mail still trapped inside.

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