An Amazon delivery driver has been sacked after he was caught on camera reversing his van into a customer’s car and shunting it down the road before driving off.
Customer Jane Johnston-Guest believes her Ford Ka is a write-off after the incident on Sunday night in Selly Oak, Birmingham.
Jane, 35, took to Facebook to complain: “Super early Christmas present from Amazon tonight as their driver smashes into my car and then just drives off.”
The footages shows a 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 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.”
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."
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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