FedEx Express truck possibly runs over child

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Hoaxster, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Happened in Atlanta on Tuesday 12/11/2012.

    Child struck, killed by delivery truck in DeKalb County - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -A child has died after being struck by a FedEx truck[​IMG] in DeKalb County on Tuesday afternoon. A news helicopter was over the scene in a gated apartment complex on Kensington Road in Decatur.
    DeKalb County Police Department spokesperson Mekka Parish confirmed that the child died.
    A witness said that it appeared that the child had just returned from school.

    No other details about the incident were immediately known.
     
  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Nothing worse in this business.
     
  3. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Exactly. That's why it's never, ever worth it to take chances or cut corners on safety.
     
  4. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

    "FedEx Premium truck"? I thought all Fedex's trucks were premium. Premium trucks at a premium company.

    All kidding aside, what the hell is a "premium truck"? :surprised:
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I wasn't going to point it out because it is way, way, beside the horrible point, but I think it means "Express".
     
  6. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    That is so scary.
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Makes me wanna hug the kids...over and over and over again. Think I will.
     
  8. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    Absolutely.
     
  9. Schlepper

    Schlepper New Member

    Kinda local to me. Investigation is ongoing, they're not sure if it was the FX truck or another car at the intersection that did it. Apartment complexes are minefields. Kids riding bikes everywhere with little to no regard for traffic. Everyone here is under the gun this time of year, but should never get lax behind the wheel or try to run and gun in an area like this. I killed a dog a couple months ago, that was bad enough. I can't imagine something like this.
     
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    News team is changing their story now to it is possible the FedEx truck was involved.


    "At this point, our investigators are still trying to determine exactly what transpired -- how that collision occurred. If it in fact was that Fed Ex truck or possibly another car," Parish said.

    Authorities said that the FedEx driver remained at the scene. Police took the truck away for further investigation.
     
  11. Sad! Wasn't the older boy there to witness who killed his friend? :(
     
  12. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

    The five-year old was the eight-year olds brother. I know the 15 year courier personally. Of course, we aren't supposed to talk amongst ourselves, right? Pray for this courier, the victim and the family and be safe out there always!
     
  13. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

    This is a Dec 13th update on this accident. The boy's family blames the courier, while Fedex says they are cooperating with the police.

    The family's attorney said: "When the truck driver finally was stopped by all of the neighbors who came from their various homes, he got out the truck and said he was lost, he didn't know where he was going and didn't realize he had hit anyone."

    Sad, sad story... Family of boy struck and killed say FedEx driver to blame - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5
     
  14. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    So very sad. I hope the driver wasn't responsible and they are only blaming him to sue the large corporation. I can't imagine having to live with that on my conscience and over some stupid package.
     
  15. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    They said the eye witness accounts were conflicting.
    Do you think for a minute that after "the truck driver finally was stopped by all of the neighbors who came from their various homes," and the police show up, start their investigation, that if the driver were even remotely responsible, that they'd let him go? I highly doubt it. Even the news broadcasters keep saying "was hit and killed by a vehicle".