Dramatic moment DHL driver chases after his van as it rolls along the road [VIDEO]

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This is the dramatic moment when a DHL driver frantically chases after his truck after it skidded in the street while delivering a package.

Noticing his truck pulling away, the driver in his safety vest lunges after him.

The incident took place in Ashby Road, Derby last Thursday and was recorded by the doorbell of a house close to where the parcel was delivered.

An eyewitness, who asked not to be named, said: “I heard a loud bang and ran out of my house.

“It was a complete massacre.”

Ashby Road is a long main street lined with houses located on a hill which caused the truck to slide onto the road at great speed.

It is not known what kind of package the driver delivered, but eyewitnesses described it as “massive”.

One said, “It was obvious that the driver had fired the handbrake. I tried to ask him about it but he doesn’t speak much English. He just stood there with a stupid look on his face and wondered what was going on. The police were called, but the chief driver came too, and at last they pulled the truck away” .

He added, “When we saw the video, it looked like something out of Carry On when we see the driver running behind his truck. But it’s actually a very serious accident.”

“The driver was very unprofessional and I wonder what kind of people DHL hires?”

The incident took place on Ashby Road, Derby last Thursday and was captured by a doorbell video

The incident took place on Ashby Road, Derby last Thursday and was captured by a doorbell video

After noticing his truck pulling away, he gave chase to the driver, who was wearing a high-visibility jacket

After noticing that his truck was driving away, he chased after the driver, who was wearing a high-visibility jacket

Local residents where the accident occurred were told that the van was from the DHL depot in Nottingham, which makes regular deliveries to homes along Ashby Road and nearby businesses.

An estimated 100,000 DHL vehicles are on Britain’s roads every day delivering millions of parcels to homes and businesses, but this is not the first time they have been embroiled in controversy.

Last year, a Derby investigation learned how a DHL driver died in an accident believed to have been caused by falling asleep while driving.

Aaron Middleton, 31, was nearing the end of his truck shift when he crashed into stationary traffic on the A50 motorway in Derbyshire.

At the time of the accident, Mr. Middleton was returning to the warehouse at East Midlands Airport when he drove into steady traffic.

A DHL Parcel UK spokesperson said: “We are aware of the incident and are very pleased that no one was injured and the safety of the public is our top priority.

“We have spoken to the designated driver and will ensure the claims process is dealt with quickly.

“We would like to apologize to the residents and those affected.”