Updated:CORAOPOLIS, Pa. —
Coraopolis residents are in a battle to get their mailboxes moved across the street. Channel 11 found out what happened to a 100-year-old woman may be their best argument for change.
Emily Kearse showed us where she broke
her ankle while getting her mail two weeks ago on Maple Extension Street.
She was at the mailbox when she said a car hit her.
"I saw the car coming. The next thing I knew, I was on the ground," said Kearse.
Since then, the active 100-year-old has been off her feet.
"I'm feeling fair. For a while, it was painful," said Kearse.
Neighbors said there isn't a safe place to stand at the mailboxes.
"You take your life in your hands when crossing the street to get your mail," said neighbor Clyde Waltermire.
Waltermire and his wife created a petition to move the mailboxes across the street. It's a move supported by the Moon Township police chief and supervisor. They also plan to send a letter to the postmaster.
"For anyone, an elderly person, especially over 100 years of age, to get across the street real quickly and worry about traffic, it is a concern" said Chief Leo McCarthy.
A mailbox move requires approval from both PennDOT and the post office.