Postal Service Vehicle Hits Woman And Kills Dog
There has been a long-standing enmity between canines and mailmen, although this ongoing clash is probably grounded more in myth than fact. The cliche animosity has been perpetuated by Saturday-morning cartoons and internet memes. While the image of a postal worker running from a dog is somewhat comical, the idea that a mailman would take vengeance on a dog, someone’s household pet, is too awful to fully imagine.
Last week in Dallas County, the postal service did such a thing, although it was almost certainly an accident and not an act of vengeance. A mail jeep hit a woman and her dog in a freak rural accident near De Soto, according to this report from The Perry News.
The incident happened Saturday afternoon, around 1 p.m., in the 22100 block of Maple Ridge. Public safety radio announced the incident, claiming that a mail jeep had struck a pedestrian and her dog. The dog died as a result. The woman sustained non-trivial injuries and had to be taken to a nearby hospital. He was transported to one by a private vehicle, the same public safety radio announcement proclaimed.
Officials are investigating the circumstances of the accident now. Thankfully, the woman is expected to survive, based on an examination of her injuries.