Delivery Gone Wrong: Mail Carrier Hits Carport, Backs Across Ditch

December 2, 2018

A mail carrier crashed into a carport in Bratt before putting her vehicle in reverse and backing across a ditch.

The delivery gone wrong happened on West Highway 4 near the First Baptist Church of Bratt. The mail carrier was in a private driveway when she pulled forward, crashing into a freestanding metal carport and an outdoor HVAC condensing unit, according to reports, barely missing the resident’s vehicle and stopping just short of the house.

She then put her car in reverse backed across a ditch, with her vehicle coming to rest in Highway 4.

The mail carrier was evaluated on scene by Escambia County EMS but refused transport to the hospital.

The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. The Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue also responded. photos, click to enlarge.


11 Responses to “Delivery Gone Wrong: Mail Carrier Hits Carport, Backs Across Ditch”

  1. Tessy on December 4th, 2018 9:13 am

    At least they were actually delivering the mail, not throwing it in a dead end ditch. Be thankful your not waiting on Milton to deliver your mail. Everyone has accidents.

  2. Krysten on December 3rd, 2018 10:52 pm

    Cool! That’s the house I grew up in! Not every day you see your old house in the news.

  3. Rural carrier on December 2nd, 2018 2:05 pm

    As a rural carrier (20 years of service ) the USPS gives safety service talks weekly. They present it as a way of keeping us safe as we perform our jobs. The real reason is so we are at fault if there are any type of accidents. We are warned against everything from dog bites, weather conditions, driving, uneven surfaces, and I could continue this list for hours. At any delivery I could find something that is unsafe to USPS.

  4. anne 1of2 on December 2nd, 2018 10:02 am

    Thank goodness the family didn’t need heat last night. There is no excuse for this!

  5. Reader on December 2nd, 2018 9:28 am

    “Park on the curb, curb your tires”

    It’s a country road. Look at the pictures. There’s no curb, no place to park on the side of the road. You can’t just park in the middle of a 55mph country road

  6. Never had this problem on December 2nd, 2018 9:10 am

    I can only imagine the lecture all post offices are going to get monday. You go through endless amounts of training saying avoiding backing as much as possible. Park on the curb, curb your tires, e brake, lock the vehicle, take package to door, if its heavy use a dolly. This carrier did not listen that day.

  7. Perry on December 2nd, 2018 8:44 am

    “You’ve got Mail!”

  8. Trocarman on December 2nd, 2018 7:13 am

    I agree with Master Mechanic.

  9. Grand Locust on December 2nd, 2018 6:51 am

    “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”

  10. Well on December 2nd, 2018 5:53 am

    Hmm.. sounds like she was trying to get away? Why else Gaul off in reverse like that?

  11. Master Mechanic on December 2nd, 2018 2:47 am

    Should of had a right hand drive vehicle,can’t hardly reach pedals,,,,throttle,brake etc from the passenger side.Probably hit throttle instead of brake pedal.

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