An 80-year old Whiting woman suffers injures to her leg and head after being hit by a mail truck while checking her box on Friday afternoon.

USPS Truck that allegedly hit Whiting woman. (Manchester Township Police)


Police in Manchester say the mail truck had just dropped off the mail in Helen Melendez's mailbox in the Crestwood Village section of town and began to pull away but then allegedly went into reverse and hit the 80-year old, sending her to the ground.

The investigation into the accident near Ardmore Street and Sunset Road remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.

Melendez was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River by members of Quality Medical Transport for treatment of her injuries.

Her current condition and the extent of her injuries are unknown as is how fast the mail truck was going when it began going backwards.

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