Minnesota couple sues over mail carrier crash

Published 12:58 pm Thursday, July 11, 2013

FARGO, N.D. — A Minnesota couple has gone to federal court to recoup $2,100 in automobile repairs for a crash allegedly caused by a mail carrier in Fargo.

Craig and Tamela Schmuck say the crash happened in December when a postal worker backed out of a driveway and struck their daughter’s 2010 Toyota Corolla.

The Schmucks say Jeffrey Borgrud operated the vehicle in a “negligent, careless and reckless manner.”

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The lawsuit accuses the postal service of denying the claim for damages.

A judge earlier this week granted the government an extra month to file its response to the complaint. The U.S. attorney’s office declined comment because it’s an open case.