A Kelso postal worker received minor injuries Wednesday when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver, according to police reports.

The 24-year-old mail carrier told police she was delivering mail just before 3 p.m. when she crossed North 10th Avenue at Bloyd Street. She was halfway across the street when a car turned south onto 10th, headed toward the mail carrier. The driver saw her, she told police, and hit the brakes but didn’t stop in time and struck her, knocking the mail carrier to the ground.

As she was getting back up the driver backed up and then drove around her and drove off, never stopping to see if she was OK, she told police. The woman said it was a small black car driven by a white male in his late 20s but she didn’t have a more specific description.

The mail carrier had a sore knee but refused medical attention at the scene. She returned to work Friday and was able to walk part of her route, according to postal officials.

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