Man fatally run down by Fed Ex truck

July 28, 2009 2:35:33 PM PDT
The quiet calm of a summer morning was shattered along East Park Avenue. An out of control Fed Ex truck killed a man, injured a woman and hit at least four parked cars before coming to a stop.

"All I saw was the Fed Ex truck hit a man, an innocent man. He went flying," Russell Goetz said.

Witnesses say that man was about to open the driver's side door of a black pick-up when the Fed Ex truck hit and dragged him and kept going.

"Then he barreled into my mom's car. She was pushed forward," Goetz explained.

Just feet away, Goetz' mom was sitting in a red car, waiting for him to bring her food from the family-owned deli when she got hit.

"My son came running into the store and screaming and I ran out and my wife was obviously distraught. It was horrible," Wally Goetz said.

The man hit was pronounced dead at the scene. Mrs. Goetz suffered only minor injuries.

Police spent much of the day questioning the Fed Ex driver, but did not charge him.

Hours after the accident, Fed Ex workers removed packages from the damaged truck.

The company issued condolences to the dead man's family along with this statement:

"With tens of thousands of vehicles on the road every day, safety is a top priority at Fed Ex Ground? pending the outcome of the investigation, the driver may be disqualified from providing service in the future."


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