On Friday morning, a custodian who works at the Dolph Briscoe Jr. U.S. Post Office in Uvalde was collecting roofing nails scattered on Highway 90, about 6 miles west of Uvalde, when his pickup truck, parked at the side of the road, was struck and mangled by a passing FedEx courier truck.
There were no reported injuries.
According to information gathered at the scene, mail delivery contractors have recently experienced problems with flat tires. After other attempts to remedy the situation were unheeded, the post office custodian was making an effort to clean up the spilled nails.
With 40 years under her belt, Maria Ibarra has retired from Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. Ibarra started working for UCISD after her graduation from Uvalde High School in 1975. She began her career in 1976 as a teacher’s assistant at Anthon Elementary.
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer So far this year, the Uvalde Police Department has received two reports of children left unattended in a non-idling vehicle. Whether it is done accidentally or intentionally, the end result of leaving a child inside of a non-idling motor vehicle can be fatal and carry serious legal consequences.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, temperatures inside a car rise more than 20 degrees in only 10 minutes; and even with an outside temperature of 60 degrees, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach 110 degrees.
When a child’s body temperature reaches 104 degrees, major organs begin to shut down. At 107 degrees, a child can die.
However, even when a child is left in a vehicle with the air conditioner running, local law enforcement officers say the action is still against the law.
Two Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department firefighters speak to each other at the scene of a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hacienda Road and Fourth Street. An 18-wheeler also involved in the Thursday collision is not pictured.