Elderly man lying on doorstep after fall ignored by delivery driver visiting house

0

The family of an elderly man who had fallen outside his front door have slammed a delivery driver who did nothing to help as he left a package on the drive.

Footage captured on a doorbell camera in Texas shows the FedEx worker leaving the parcel a few feet from the porch where the 89-year-old man with dementia is lying after a fall.

As he turns and jogs away, the elderly man says: “Hello, help please. Give me a hand. I need to get up.”

The driver says: “I can’t do that boss,” as the man replies “oh, okay” before the worker closes the back of the van and drives away.

Maria Kouches, the daughter of the man, posted the video to Facebook, writing: [He] didn’t at least ring the doorbell or call 911!

“Thank God he’s OK, but what if he hadn’t been?”

She explained that her father suffers with dementia and has trouble with his legs, which has caused him to fall previously.

Her dad had been on the ground for 15 minutes when the delivery driver visited the home and he was there for another 10 minutes before his daughter arrived, as reported by ABC.

Maria said: “We try to keep an eye on him but he does still move around with his walker.

“It seems he was maybe trying to go back inside and his leg gave out. He gets confused and easily upset with new things.”

FedEx issued a response after the video was posted online, with a spokesperson saying: “We extend our thoughts and concerns for the well-being of the person depicted in this video.

“The safety of our team members and customers in the communities that we serve is our highest priority.

“We are reviewing the circumstances behind this incident and will take the appropriate action.”

Share.

About Author

Leave A Reply