Lawsuit: Mail carrier driving in opposite lane led to crash, injuries

WILLIAMSPORT — A Dalmatia woman is suing the federal government over injuries she says she suffered in a 2018 collision with as rural mail carrier who was driving in the opposite lane of traffic.

Madasan Shiffer, 18, states in a complaint filed Thursday in U.S. Middle District Court her administrative efforts to resolve the issues have failed.

The accident that is the basis of the lawsuit occurred about 12:20 p.m. Aug. 25, 2018, on Hooflander Road in Jordan Twp., Northumberland County.

Shiffer says she was driving south when she saw a vehicle driven by Marci Bainbridge of Kulpmont northbound in her lane. Bainbridge was delivering mail, the suit states.

According to a state police report attached to the complaint, Shiffer claimed she swerved her 2007 VW Rabbit to avoid a head-on accident and lost control.

Her car left the road, hit a rock, a ditch and embankment ending up on its roof, the report states. She was taken to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville by ambulance.

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