WHEATON, Ill. -- A postal worker was taken to the hospital after she was stung repeatedly by hornets while on her route.
A spokesperson for the United States Postal Service says the carrier was on her route in Wheaton when she sustain 30-50 stings to the head and neck.
The carrier rang the doorbell of a nearby home for help.
A pest control expert says a landscaping crew had dislodged a hornets' nest in the area.
The carrier, who was reportedly just filling in on the route, was breathing and talking when paramedics took her to the hospital.