A 67-year-old woman died in a Savannah post office car crash on Saturday, March 6. The accident happened when the car jumped the curb and went through the front window of the Eisenhower Drive U.S. post office in Savannah, Georgia.
The victim has been identified as Jessie Allen. She was a customer at the post office.
The Savannah Police Department said 82-year-old Phyllis Champion was trying to park her Toyota Corolla around noon when the crash occurred.
According to police, the elderly woman pressed the gas when she meant to press the brakes and the car crashed through a glass window. Three customers and a staff member were struck before the vehicle came to a stop inside the post office.
Sixty-four-year-old Glendora Baldwin, 65-year-old Clyde Wilson, and 33-year-old employed Chantel Manley were taken to hospital. Wilson’s injuries were serious.
Champion did not sustain any injuries. The authorities are continuing their investigations into the Savannah post office car crash but they have determined it was an accident.
Meanwhile, also on Saturday, a two-year-old boy was fatally struck by a relative’s minivan in the Six Flags Over Georgia parking lot.
Cobb County police said the 51-year-old driver had taken four children to the park. As she prepared to leave around 4 p.m., she thought all the children were in her 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. However, the youngest was still outside.
In a release, police said the unnamed woman drove out of the parking space and hit the boy, causing him serious injuries.
The boy was rushed to a hospital in the Atlanta area where he passed away as a result of his injuries.
The case remains under investigation and anyone who has information about the incident has been asked to call investigators at 770-499-3987.
If you lost a relative in a crash or you sustained serious injuries, a Georgia car accident attorney may be able to help you get compensation.