An Amazon delivery driver accidentally crashed his truck through the front door of a Georgia home.
Police in the town of Roswell, near Atlanta, posted photos of the incident on Facebook last week with the caption “DELIVERY NOTICE: Package has arrived. LOCATION: In your living room. ‘
The crash happened last Wednesday afternoon when the driver of the $ 1.7 trillion internet delivery service was driving his Mercedes van down a street along Lake Cherful.
The driver got out of the vehicle to get off, but the van then rolled backwards across the street and down a slope, gaining speed until it snuggled into the front door of the house. Nobody was injured.
Roswell police joked that when a package was delivered, the driver had: “The accuracy of a 300-club bowler.”
Roswell Police posted a photo on Facebook of an Amazon delivery truck that accidentally crashed into the front door of a Georgia house last week after the parking brake was removed
They posted a second photo showing the long slope the van rolled down, avoiding trees on either side and gaining speed before embedding itself in the house. Nobody was injured
In a statement posted on Facebook, Roswell Police Department wrote, “One of our officers responded to a private property crash this week and was greeted by the sight. A delivery truck had apparently suffered a parking brake failure and rolled backwards from a driveway across the street and hit the front door of an apartment building with 300 rackets with the accuracy of a bowler. «
It is unclear who will be financially liable for the extensive property damage. Amazon is reportedly distancing itself from its drivers, who continue to be responsible for incidents on the road.
In October last year, footage of a similar crash in the same state went viral on TikTok and viewed more than three million times.
Security footage showed an Amazon driver getting out of the vehicle and leaving the door open as she rushed to make the delivery in Covington, Georgia.
Trevor Mckinley, who owns the house, heard the crash outside but attributed it to the construction work next door.
The crash took place in the town of Roswell, Georgia (shown in a photo) outside of Atlanta
The footage shows the van driving over the edge of the lawn to the driveway before the courier gets out of the vehicle.
The driver runs in front of the car and throws the package onto the porch before taking a picture.
It appears that not only did the delivery person forget to close the van door, but they may not have properly secured the handbrake.
The van slowly moves from its place next to the front path, rolls down a seemingly gentle slope towards the garage, and collides with a thud.
The crash was the second in four months in the state after footage of an Amazon driver was released in Covington, Georgia last October
In the video, which saw more than three million ties on TikTok, the driver leaves the van and sprints to drop off a package
Unfortunately, she forgot to put the parking brake on and the van rolls forward into the garage
It can be seen on the video surveillance, which does not get to the van in time, which is embedded in the garage door
The driver takes an escape route and makes a four-point turn to try to reposition the van out of the driveway.
When trying to escape, the courier even hit the mud fence of the construction site on the other side of the street.
Amazon was previously criticized for protecting itself from liability for accidents with its drivers.
In 2019, the New York Times teamed up with ProPublica to investigate the company’s guidelines that drivers must take responsibility for accidents.
In the article, an Amazon operations manager reportedly said that “delivery service partners” assume all liability and responsibility for legal costs, including “any loss or damage to personal property or personal injury including death”.