A 40-year-old man was not injured after the 50-ton crane he was driving on U.S. 26 rolled off the highway this afternoon in western Washington County, Oregon State Policereported.
About 1:40 p.m., Daniel S. Henderson, of Estacada, was driving a 1991 all-terrain crane east, near Manning, when he moved to the highway’s shoulder to allow traffic to pass, said Lt. Gregg Hastings, a state police spokesman. He was driving at a speed of about 5 miles per hour when the crane’s right, front tire traveled off the pavement and onto a soft, dirt shoulder, Hastings said.
The 44-foot crane reportedly slid and then rolled onto its side off to the right of the highway.
Henderson was driving for Marks Brothers Inc., which is based out of Boring, Hastings said. The company reportedly called for a tow company to remove the crane.
The crane was still off the highway when police left the scene.
Category: Accident Report