- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a postal worker is in critical condition after being struck by a car while delivering mail on Long Island.

It happened at about 2 p.m. Tuesday in North Babylon.

Suffolk County police say the postal worker standing outside his vehicle loading mail into a bag when he was struck from behind by a Lincoln Continental. The car then struck the postal truck, a fire hydrant and a telephone pole.

A witness told NBC New York the postal workers leg had been completely severed. He was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Police say the driver remained at the scene and was later arrested on reckless driving charges.

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