Gas engineer unable to get to work after DPD van ‘smashes into his van’ in Highgate

A man from North London says he has been unable to get to work after he claims a DPD van ‘crashed into his van’ before parking up further down the road in Highgate. Kevin Elsby, a gas safety engineer, said that the incident has left him unable to work and in ‘complete limbo’.

The incident occurred sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning and a video shared with MyLondon shows the damage done to both vehicles. In the video the DPD van can be seen with its left side smashed up and parked further down the road from where Kevin’s van was parked.

Kevin said: “There was no note left and I’ve heard nothing from DPD in terms of an apology.” The incident has meant that Kevin’s van has been written off and Kevin says that as a result he is unable to work and make an income.

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The DPD van was also written off but no note was left on either vehicle

He added: “I’m a one man band and I can’t work at the moment, my phone has been going off and I can’t go out to any emergency call outs. I’m stuck, it sounds petty but my idea of a man is you get up and go to work and bring home the bacon but if you can’t do that, what are you really and that’s going to obviously affect you mentally. I’m in limbo.”

Kevin said that he reported the incident to the police and that a courtesy van is being organised for him.

A spokesperson from DPD said: “We are aware of the incident and can confirm that a full investigation is underway. We want to understand exactly what has happened as soon as possible but until that time, we are unable to comment further.”

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