Post office closed after car hits door, woman

A woman crashed a car into the front entrance of the Papillion Post Office on Tuesday afternoon.

A woman hit the accelerator when she meant to apply the break.

That mistake caused her 2011 Toyota Corolla to smash into the front entrance of the Papillion Post Office on Tuesday afternoon. She hit a 78-year-old woman, causing a leg injury.

Papillion Fire Department paramedics arrived within three minutes and took the injured postal customer to the Nebraska Medical Center as a precaution shortly after 2 p.m., Fire Capt. Brad Euans said. The driver of the car was uninjured and refused care.

The driver was cited for careless driving and allowed to drive home, Papillion Police Sgt. Steve Young said. The police since closed their investigation into the crash.

The identity of both the driver and the victim were unavailable Tuesday evening.

The post office at 909 N. Adams St. sustained mainly cosmetic damage, but the front door appeared to be broken and glass was shattered. The facility was closed for the rest of the day Tuesday.

Several disappointed customers arrived around 5:30 p.m. to find a chain over the door and a note about the accident.

The post office will reopen once its door is repaired but does not expect to be open immediately at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Customers can call the post office at 402-331-4978.

Postal services are available at the Shadow Lake Hy-Vee at 11650 S. 73rd St. Other area post offices include 7300 Main St. in Ralston, 160 N. Second St. in Springfield and 2609 Victoria Ave. in Bellevue.

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