Crane Accidents

Runaway Crane Wheel Causes Havoc


Huddersfield in the UK

The wheel of an All Terrain crane came off on the M62 motorway, near Huddersfield in the UK, on Thursday night, seriously damaging four cars and a truck, but amazingly causing no serious injuries.

The incident occurred on the eastbound lane between junctions 22 and 23 at around 8.40 pm on Thursday but affected both sides of the highway after the wheel bounced over the central reservation. The crane initially carried on, seemingly unaffected as one of its wheels rolled at speed down the hard shoulder.

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The crane initially continued on its way

Emergency services treated two women aged 66 and 61 and a man aged 38, they received, cuts, bruises and were taken to hospital to check for broken bones.

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One of the cars involved in the wheel incident

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