Crane Accidents

Crane Collision Closes Road


 M11 motorway, near the M-25 in the UK

A coach/bus clipped a city type All Terrain crane this morning as it overtook it while heading north on the M11 motorway, near the M-25 in the UK, blocking one lane on the section between junction five and six.

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The overturned crane

The two axle crane – a 20 tonne Kobelco RK200 owned by Emerson Crane Hire – skidded on the icy road after it was clipped, and overturned onto the verge.

The crane operator – miraculously – was completely unhurt, as were the coach driver and his five passengers. This was though one of the few times that a crane has come off worse in a road accident than the other vehicle.

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The crane rolled onto the verge

Two hours after the incident however, with the lane closed due to an oil spill, four cars were involved in an incident as they passed the scene. Two women are currently being treated for head and neck injuries.


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                     A rare example of a crane coming off worse in a road traffic accident


















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