Video shows Amazon lorry driver try to 'ram smaller truck off the road' in Derbyshire
Retail giant Amazon has sacked a driver after a shocking video emerged of him aggressively chasing down another vehicle in Derbyshire. Footage shows the moment the fuming driver veers into oncoming traffic seemingly to “chase” another truck driver, he wrongly thought had cut him up at an island. The shocking incident was captured by Richard Madin’s dashcam footage as he was driving down Oxcroft Way in Barlborough, near Chesterfield, on Wednesday, November 18, at about 1pm.
In the video, which Mr Madin narrates, he says: “The junction we are about to go off on is towards Barlborough. “Now the left hand lane is to only go left, the right hand lane should go straight across or right. “The Amazon truck right at the end there on the left, should be going left.
However, he goes straight across nearly hitting that van.”
The lorries almost collide at the roundabout in Barlborough (Image: Deadline News/Richard Madin)
The video then shows the large Amazon HGV starting to “chase” the driver in the smaller vehicle. A shocked Mr Madin can be heard, saying: “He thinks he is in the right and proceeds to chase him down Barlborough links road trying to ram him off the road.” The Amazon driver then swerves into oncoming traffic and according to Mr Madin, attempts to clip the smaller truck from the rear.
The chase continues as the Amazon driver again attempts to shove the smaller vehicle off the road as the pair come onto another roundabout. The driver of the vehicle being chased then has to mount the curb to avoid hitting the trailer. The smaller truck then exits the roundabout and the Amazon truck continues on its way.
As the footage plays out, Mr Madin says: “Look at that! He needs reporting and doing something about it. He shouldn’t be driving that wagon.”
The footage shows an Amazon lorry driver chase a smaller truck driver in Derbyshire after a near crash at a roundabout. (Image: Deadline News/Richard Madin)
Social media users have been shocked by the video which has since gone viral since Mr Madin posted the clip and branded the Amazon driver “disgraceful”.
Marie Blackburn said: “Driver was using the vehicle as a weapon, needs further training at this level.” And Simon Abell commented: “Textbook example of intimidating other road users, using a vehicle as a weapon, and for being an absolute weapon themselves.”
An Amazon spokesperson said: “We work with a variety of haulier partners to get packages around our logistics network and are committed to ensuring that their drivers drive safely at all times.
“The driver will no longer be carrying parcels on behalf of Amazon.”
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