Dramatic moment Amazon driver tries to ram trucker off road near M1 in Sheffield

Dramatic footage shows the moment an Amazon driver tried to ram a trucker off the road near to the M1 in a shocking road rage attack caught on camera.

By Lizzie Day
Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 1:37 pm

The dash-cam video shows the angry delivery driver for the online retail giant trying to force another vehicle off a road near the M1 in Barlborough, Derbyshire at around 1pm on Wednesday, November 18.

Adrian Kowalski who was driving the truck that was nearly rammed off the dual carriageway, said he feared for his life when he spotted the 44-tonne Artic truck bearing down on him.

The footage shows the truck driver appearing to chase after the 52-year-old’s 3.5 tonne lorry after a near miss on a roundabout on Oxcroft Way.

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An Amazon lorry driver caught on camera trying to "ram" another truck off the road will no longer deliver parcels for the company, it has been said.

In the clip, the HGV swerves onto the wrong side of the road before veering towards Adrian’s vehicle causing him to take evasive action to avoid a certain collision.

Amazon said the delivery driver, who was employed by a third party, will no longer be working for them while the incident has been reported to Derbyshire Police.

Adrian, of Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire, delivers supplies for Somercotes Office Furniture.

He said: "I was left really shaken by it to tell you the truth.

"I had just been on my way to a delivery when I was aware this lorry had almost hit me on a previous roundabout.

"He was in the wrong lane to start with and didn't indicate, so he was at fault from the start, but he sounded his horn and started flashing his lights.

"He then followed me about 18 inches behind to the next roundabout at which point I was forced to mount the kerb as he tried to ram me off the road.

"If I hadn't gone up the verge there would have been a certain collision. He was on the wrong side of the road and could have killed somebody.

"I looked in my left mirror and saw this great big lorry bearing down on me and I just thought, 'wow'.

"I've driven for 35 years and never seen anyone in a lorry driving like that - I'm absolutely gobsmacked.

"I was frightened.

"I stopped round the corner for a couple of minutes to collect myself.

"I've never had a near miss like it.

"I've contacted the police and they are looking to see what they can do.

"If he drives with that attitude he needs to be taken off the roads.

"It's all well Amazon saying he won't deliver for them but he is still out there delivering for others and is clearly a danger on the roads.

"If he can do that to me, he can do it again - and next time somebody might not be so lucky."

Another lorry driver, Richard Madin, 53, captured the incident on dashcam which he uploaded to social media.

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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