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UPDATE: Potholes contributed to crash that injured postal carrier

A woman driving a U.S. Postal Service vehicle was injured after she lost control of small truck when it rolled over potholes on 735th Avenue late Friday afternoon, causing her to fall from the vehicle, according to a press release from the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.

Jessanna L. Schlinsky, 27, from River Falls, was transported from the scene in the Town of Clifton to River Falls Area Hospital for treatment of her injuries, which were not disclosed.

River Falls-Prescott EMS personnel and Prescott firefighters responded with Pierce County deputies to the accident on 735th Avenue, just west of 1250th Street , off CTH F at 4:02 p.m., June 19.

A medical helicopter was initially requested, then cancelled after paramedics arrived at the scene.

Deputy Michael Vodinelich noted that Schlinsky was driving a 1993 Chevrolet LLV-A postal vehicle eastbound on 735th Avenue when she "lost control of her vehicle when she operated over several pot holes in the roadway. Jessanna was ejected from the vehicle".

The truck continued eastbound on 735th until it entered the north ditch and rolled onto its side.

A supervisor from the River Falls Post Office responded to the scene to secure mail and items in the vehicle prior to its being removed from the scene, which was about a mile north-northwest of Clifton Highlands Golf Club.

The truck was towed by Jerry's Towing back to River Falls.

Emergency units cleared at 4:50 p.m.

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