Groton, SD, Rural Carrier Douglas Daly was recently delivering mail in an isolated area when he came upon the scene of an ATV accident.
Daly stopped to assist the driver, a 15-year-old who had sustained serious head and chest injuries and was in distress as he lay in the middle of a gravel road.
The Postal Service employee called 911 and calmed the boy until emergency responders arrived.
The teen was flown to a hospital in Aberdeen, SD, then to a trauma center in the state’s largest city, Sioux Falls.
Members of the accident victim’s family later contacted Daly to thank him and let him know that the boy is recovering.