November 07, 2007 IMLAY CITY — Post office employees got a start Saturday morning, when a vehicle struck a portion of the northeast side of the building.
Police Chief Arlan Winslow reports that Tony Terry, 78, of Leonard was pulling into a parking space in front of the post office, when he blacked out and drove up over the sidewalk and into the building, penetrating a brick wall where two postal employees were working.
In the process, Terry's 2003 Dodge pickup struck a parked vehicle occupied by Alfred Alcazar, 49, and his wife, both of Imlay City.
Winslow said one postal employee, who was struck by flying debris, received minor injuries and was transferred by Lapeer Ambulance Service to Lapeer Regional Medical Center for treatment. A second employee in the vicinity of the crash was not hurt, said Winslow.
By Monday morning, the hole in the wall was covered by a 4-by-8 sheet of plywood, Winslow said. He added that there was no explanation as to why Terry blacked out before losing control of his vehicle.