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NewsMoment bungling Amazon driver caught "writing-off" customer's car before driving away

Moment bungling Amazon driver caught “writing-off” customer’s car before driving away

AN Amazon driver has been sacked after he was caught on video reversing his van into a customer’s car, shunting it down the road – and then driving off.

The clip catches the moment the bungling driver pushes the car backwards several feet before driving away as if nothing had happened.

Amazon customer Jane Johnston-Guest took to social media with the footage as well as pictures of her Ford Ka, which she reckons is a write-off.

Jane, 35, from Selly Oak, Birmingham, complained: “Super early Christmas present from Amazon tonight as their driver smashes into my car and then just drives off.”

The clip  shows the van driving reversing into the car

The footage, taken at 9pm on Sunday, opens as the male driver, in high-vis clothing, gets out of his van.

Carrying a package, he walks past the neighbour’s lawn and past Jane’s parked car.

Off camera he delivers the package and then walks back into shot, approaching the van.

He steps back into the van, and shuts the door, where he can be seen sitting inside.

The amazon driver was then seen driving off shortly after

The other part of the footage, filmed from Jane’s neighbour’s door, shows the van reversing hard into Jane’s car.

There is an audible crash with the Ford Ka being shoved back four to five feet.

The driver can be seen swiveling his head round to see what has happened, appearing to briefly survey the damage.

He then drives the van to the end of the lane before reversing all the way back down and out of the street.

Amazon commented on Jane’s posting of the video on their Facebook page, thanking her for bringing the incident to their attention and asking for more details so that they could investigate.

Jane replied to the post, saying: “I have submitted the information. I am sure you can appreciate this is a very disruptive thing to happen the week before Christmas.

“I am very unhappy with Amazon. I know you have procedures in place for a reason but the way I see it is that your employee has committed a crime and you are withholding information that we need to pass to the police.”

Jane said she was “very unhappy” with the incident

Speaking today, Jane said: “I am appalled that somebody would just drive off after clearly causing a lot of damage.”

“We haven’t had the car assessed yet but I am anticipating they will write it off. It is currently not drivable.”

Facebook friends commented below Jane’s post, relaying their shock and disbelief at the action’s of the driver.

Lucy Jenks wrote: “He actually looks at the damage first before he drives off as well so he knows he’s done proper damage.”

Ann Kelly Taylor said: “Oh Jane, that’s dreadful.”

Kelly Taylor McNeil commented: “That sucks. Some guy in our neighbourhood drove into a bunch of cars the other night then hit a pole and took off. What is wrong with people?”

Debbie Morley wrote: “Total crap Jane. Hope they get it sorted promptly.”

Rosanna Blight remarked: “You poor thing Jane. Hope you get it all sorted soon.”

A spokesman for Amazon said: “This does not reflect the standards we have delivery service partners.

“This individual is no longer delivering Amazon packages, and we are working with the customer directly to resolve this matter.”

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