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FedEx Driver Rushes Residents Only Entrance, Destroys Mailbox, Light Pole, and Tree

SPRING HILL – Homeowners inside the Pristine Place gated community say a hasty FedEx Truck Driver left a path of destruction after he tried to rush a residents only entrance gate.

According to witnesses, the driver pictured below tried to enter the community through a private gate located at the intersection of Mansfield Road and Barclay Ave. Neighbors say the driver is supposed to use the main entrance located a short distance away at Minnie Drive and St. Ives Blvd. There is a sign posted at the Mansfield Road entrance that clearly reads “Residents Only” but witnesses say the driver involved in today’s crash ignores the sign, and rushes the private gate all the time.

Fire Rescue treated the driver for minor injuries but he refused to be transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigation the cause of the crash.

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  • LOL all I can say is WOW how old are all of you? Goes to show you all who the real idiot’s are. This only applies to the fools that are arguing and are talking with mouth on their face and the brain’s they are sitting on.
    Does any of it really matter? No one got hurt, driver was foolish and things will get fixed. move along there are worse things to worry about yes? wait probably not for some but there is still hope for you

    Thursday, 30 March 2017, 11:58 am
  • Hay Mike. Do you read what you text. Maybe you should. It like a 4 yr old typed it.

    Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:58 pm
    • Hey Joe might want to learn how to spell hey “hay” @just a regular joe

      Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 8:49 am
  • Don’t blame the us.

    You can’t change what the developer did some twenty something years ago. The HOA been dealing with stupid people rushing into our gates everyday. This is not his first time in Pristine Place, he knew damn well what gates to use, yet he ignore it and rushed to beat the gate before it closed, well how did that work for you? He was lucky, that he only destroyed a mailbox post, the lamp post and a small part of a tree AND NO ONE WAS STANDING OUT THERE OR WALKING AT THAT MOMENT? HE COULD HAVE KILLED SOMEONE! Good thing it was after school, just imagine, kid walking home and surprise. I agree that the sign needs to be Bigger and more towards the road, but everyone knows that only residents can use that gate. If he loses his position he has no one to blame, but himself.
    As for the information that the GPS gives, they been notified over and over that they have the wrong information, they just don’t care.
    I am sure his insurance is going to have a field day. He is the one who is going to need a lawyer.

    Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:58 pm
  • Hahahahahahahahahah Spring Hill has become a place of cry babies

    Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 7:08 pm
  • This is funny stuff…

    Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:28 pm
  • It’s funny how the residents of Pristine Place think that they are secure. Anyone cab hop the 4 ft chain link fencing or just walk through the yards of the houses on the street just outside the gate..Can;t remember the name but not Barclay.

    Monday, 27 March 2017, 9:25 pm
    • They smash my mailbox people tear up my yard and no police do any whats wrong with this picture? Oh never mind im not in a gated community. Sorry

      Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 7:46 am
  • any update in firefighter investigation there was comments that updates would be written

    Monday, 27 March 2017, 9:06 pm
  • I usually don’t say anything on these, but, I will say there is horrible placement of the “private road residents only” signs. I work for company doing in home service work. While I will say today was my first adventure in this neighborhood, I began to pull into the same road right after the sheriff officer, who was last in the line, but as soon as I kicked the wheel to turn onto that road just then saw the sign that is mounted roughly 15-20feet in, the sign is posted really close to the gate. Now while it was my first time in the neighborhood others may argue that the driver has been many times and knew of the signs existence. He might not have been able to correct any other way. This whole thing may be due to him being a careless driver and not caring. But if this was his first time in the area, I’m sure all of us would have lost control. You are unable to see the sign or the gates complete distance from the main road as there is a wall that covers visibility of the gate even from the truck based Ford Transit 150. Even in the van I drive I have more blind spots then most every other van as I have my driver and passenger window, and the very back windows. We cannot see what’s around us as you in a regular vehicle with windows 360*. Now I am not defending the driver as I do not know anything about him but I can say that I know the area more then most on possibly. But there could have been improvements on both sides. The driver and the community.

    Monday, 27 March 2017, 8:56 pm
  • Pretty sure thats the same A-hole that yells out the door cursing to move out his way on a regular basis in timber pines…dumb see you at mcdonalds when i stop to use the restroom

    Monday, 27 March 2017, 8:27 pm
    • Use a drifferent bathroom. Try the one at your house. Toilet paper is free

      Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:07 pm
    • another Timber Piner Whiner….Timber Pines…isn’t that the mobile home park on 50???!!! bawahahaha…i remember when they would come into work and say..’well i am from Timber Pines…blah blah blah”….no different from anyone else except you are too stupid to pay extra money for nothing….oh…and if the county takes care of your roads in any gated community…we can drive thru…it is allowed…

      Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 11:22 am
  • Guess who is looking for a job tomorrow ? Glad no one was hurt !! These guys are rushed, I do understand that, but safety first. Follow the rules

    Monday, 27 March 2017, 5:50 pm
  • He must have been speeding thats why i use UPS

    Monday, 27 March 2017, 5:08 pm
    • i know right. that makes total sense. so much logic and critical thinking behind that decision. if you google ups crash your internet would never come up with a single story involving negligent driving..lol

      Monday, 27 March 2017, 9:12 pm
    • How on the hell do you know how fast he was going. Please tell Crazy b.

      Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:01 pm
    • UPS blows. They don’t crash their trucks, they crash and smash your packages.

      Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 9:16 am
    • Your an a$$hole,.lol
      Omggg is your life that pathetic that you know all the crashes that ups and fed ex have and made an informed descision on the subject.or are you just a reject talking smack

      Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 7:20 pm
  • Job Opening !!

    Monday, 27 March 2017, 4:49 pm
    • W R O N G

      Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:00 pm
  • I just came home shortly after it happened and wondered what went on. Thank you, Tom, I’m glad to have this report or who knows if we’d ever find out. The “Residents’ Entrance Only” sign needs to be much more conspicuous, although people ignore it, or don’t know how to read. Rushing the gate to get in without a barcode is a problem. Nothing we can really do about it since we don’t have guards at any of the gates. A very foolish maneuver causing damage and embarrassment to FedEx. Glad nobody was hurt, except for the driver’s scratches, could have been a lot worse.

    Monday, 27 March 2017, 4:29 pm
    • Another issue is that when a driver enters an address on the GPS it automatically directs them to our residences only gate. The board needs to figure out how we can get this changed.

      Monday, 27 March 2017, 8:42 pm
    • Do you guys have HOA meetings? Maybe you could bring up the fact the the gates are a little to close to the road. I was in the neighborhood today working and almost did the same because the gate is not easily visible if you don’t know it’s there. While I am not defending either party, I just think some changes should be made to avoid this possibility in the future. There is a great amount of space between the first turns once in the gate why not move it farther preventing someone from having been hit by this vehicle should he have been driving even more-so careless. Also move the signs out to the road like 25-30 ft before the gate. Give a heads up kind of deal. Then people are not surprised by the gate. And the last part is obviously not for the driver as he probably took the route often but for visitors. Like servicemen for the cable company..

      Monday, 27 March 2017, 9:04 pm
  • FedEx Ground services are independent contractors that own specific territories/routes franchised from FedEx. Their drivers work for the contractor not directly for FedEx. Although using the FedEx name they are separate from the FedEx Express model were the parent company owns and operates the sorting centers, trucks, planes etc.
    Anyway, Morgan & Morgan are on the way.

    Monday, 27 March 2017, 4:24 pm
    • “For The People!”

      Monday, 27 March 2017, 5:52 pm
    • I hope Morgan & Morgan are representing the private owners of the mailbixes & gates not the driver. I won’t use ups because their drivers blast the radio music from their trucks. Had to put in 2 complaints about that with ups & it took over 2 weeks to stop it !!!! Office crew couldn’t even get complaint wording right at ups. I’m glad no one hurt, sorry fed ex driver is overworked ( now probably out of job ). We ALL still need to play by the rules & use common sense & caution when on the roads.

      Monday, 27 March 2017, 6:25 pm
      • Unbelievable, why do the mailbox owner and gate owner need attorneys? FedEx has insurance and no one was hurt? Stop trying to look for a pay day!

        And did you really file 2 complaints about the radio playing? Driver sits in a hot truck all day and you feel compelled to take away one of their joys?

        Monday, 27 March 2017, 7:30 pm
      • i feel awful for you that you had to hear music coming from a vehicle. i hope youre recovering from the situation.

        Monday, 27 March 2017, 9:07 pm
      • Another old that knows nothing and is making assumptions without knowing the facts. O forgot he lives in a gated community he knows it all.

        Monday, 27 March 2017, 9:58 pm
      • Omfggg you poor soul,i cant believe that a person would listen to music while making deliverys,that must of been terrible for you.i can only imagine the nightmares you must suffer from.omgg lets all start a protest against people listening to music.we can block tradfic and ruin everyones life becouse a man wanted to hear mysic while he drove!!I bet its trumps fault too.lets sue him after the traffic blockage.

        Lmaoo get over yourself Jackson
        Morgan and morgan im dying here, you think john morgan will represent the mailbox for pain and suffering loss of work.im amazed at the level of stupid on here sometimes.morgan and morgan for the people.not for the mailbox dumb

        Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 7:14 pm
    • Morgan and Morgan suck! Don’t call them.. For the people my butt!

      Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 9:33 pm
  • FedEx will be hiring his replacement.

    Monday, 27 March 2017, 4:16 pm
  • Smooth move FedEx!! Can’t have nothing nice in this neighborhood.

    Monday, 27 March 2017, 4:05 pm
    • Im pretty sure fed ex will fix the presious mailbox

      Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 7:05 pm
  • I guess there will be a driver’s opening soon :(. Everyone is rushed now a days to get their jobs done and then this happens. Glad no serious injuries.

    Monday, 27 March 2017, 4:03 pm
  • Looks like the FedEx driver got “FedUp” and bum-rushed the wrong gate!

    Monday, 27 March 2017, 3:54 pm

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