Good save! Heart-stopping moment Hermes driver runs in front of his car to stop it hitting customer’s house after he failed to pull the handbrake properly
This is the moment a delivery driver managed to stop his car rolling into a customer’s house by putting his own body between the vehicle and the wall.
Jim Gray, 34, only realised he had not pulled his handbrake up properly when his car started rolling towards a customer’s house in North Lincolnshire on February 17.
Doorbell footage shows the Hermes courier knocking on a customer’s front door whilst waiting for them to come and receive their parcel.
Jim Gray, 34, was delivering a parcel for Hermes in North Lincolnshire when his car – with the handbrake not properly activated – started rolling towards the customer’s house
As he waits, the blue Hyundai begins rolling towards him and the building.
Miraculously he manages to spot the moving vehicle and races to wedge himself in between the house and the car, preventing any damage being done.
Mr Gray then manages to push his car back up the steep driveway before running around to the driver’s door.
He flings open the door and pulls the handbrake to secure the car.
Sy maat, Lyndsey Jopling, shared the video to TikTok on Tuesday February 22, skryfwerk: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce my partner caught on his customer’s ring doorbell, watch till end.’
The video has now racked up over 12,300 views and hundreds of likes.
Een kommentator het geskryf: ‘Been there, done it and got the T-shirt. Good recovery.’
'N Ander het gepos: ‘Nice save.’
Jim Gray said he wasn’t sure if he saw the approaching car out of the corner of his eye or in the reflection of the door – but he clocked it just in time to take swift action
Putting his own body in between the car and the house, the delivery driver prevented any damage to property occurring – and most importantly, he escaped without any injuries himself
After rolling the car far enough away from the house, he nipped to the driver’s door, leant in and secured the handbrake
Meneer Gray het gesê: ‘I put my handbrake on but didn’t click it all the way up obviously.
‘Not sure if I saw it out of the corner of my eye or in the reflection of the door but I ran straight away and luckily managed to slow it down just in time.
‘I actually wedged one of my legs between the car and the wall just as it came to a stop.
‘I luckily escaped with just a scratch.
‘I just felt lucky to have gotten away with it and avoided the bill from any damage it would have caused to my car and the house.’