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Postal Worker's Legs Severed When Sleepy Driver on Suspended License Pinned Him Against Mail Truck

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A motorist who may have fallen asleep at the wheel accidentally crash into and pinned a U.S. postal worker against his mail truck in Boyle Heights today. The postal worker's legs were severed in the accident, reports City News Service, since he was standing at the rear of his postal vehicle.The driver of the other vehicle stayed on scene, however, says Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson Karen Rayner, that driver had a suspended license. He was not detained, but could still face charges; Rayner says the LAPD investigation of the incident is ongoing.

The postal worker was taken to the hospital, and he is listed in critical condition.