Crane rolls on mountain road
An All Terrain crane rolled over onto a verge yesterday near Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France to the north west of Beziers.
The crane rolled as it took the bend and strayed onto the verge
It was fortunate that the crane did not roll any further
The crane, a three axle unit owned by crane rental company Hugon, was travelling down the steep D-907 road through the Haut Languedoc Regional Park, strayed on to the grass verge and rolled onto its side but fortunately did not continue down over a drop onto the road further down the mountainside.
The recovery begins
Two cranes were called in to complete the rescue and the road was, we understand re-opened later in the day. The crane driver suffered some minor scrapes and bruises.
Back on the road again