A potentially deadly situation ended without any injuries yesterday in Port Chester NY when a driverless mail truck rolled 350 feet down a residential street. The USPS described the incident in a safety advisory:
The rollaway occurred on Tuesday, August 6th when a full-time letter carrier from the Westchester District, Port Chester Post Office dismounted the LLV to deliver mail to the receptacle on a house. When the employee returned to the vehicle it was traveling down the street approximately 350 feet where it landed on top of rock boulders.
The safety bulletin noted that this was the thirteenth such incident this fiscal year in the Northeast Area, which includes New England, the New York Metro area, and most of upstate New York.