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Cartons of mail left in street in southwest suburbs after being spilled by U.S. Postal Service truck

June 21, 2022
2022 06 21 at 5.47 PM


PALOS HILLS, Ill. (CBS) — In a delivery disaster in Palos Hills, video shows a box truck spilling cartons of USPS mail onto the street.

As CBS 2’s Marissa Perlman reported, the mess of mail was left behind at 103rd Street and Harlem Avenue early Monday morning. Video shows a box truck spilling what appears to be hundreds of pieces of mail – leaving the busy intersection covered in it.

We spoke with a man who heard what happened, and rushed over to help.

Ammar Naser owns a nearby hookah business. He heard a loud noise and ran over to see what happened.

“As I’m getting into my car, I hear this loud commotion,” he said. “First instinct, I’m like, man, I hope no one’s hurt. Let me go make sure everyone’s safe.”

He saw crates of packages and mail lining the street along Harlem Avenue. He immediately called police.

“All you see is these six metal USPS crates with mail and packages all over the floor – so I tell a buddy of mine that was with me: ‘Park your car and turn on the hazard lights. We don’t want anyone to ram into us,'” Naser said. “Late night, you know, you’re not expecting there to be any hazards in the street.”

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