A runaway All Terrain crane almost ended up in the Fontanka River in St Petersburg, Russia over the weekend.
The crane driver had only left the vehicle – a two axle Terex PPM AC40/2L - for a couple of seconds to readjust a rear view mirror and failed to apply the handbrake properly. As a result the crane ran across the road and crashed through the riverside posts/railings before almost dropping into the water. Fortunately, nobody was hurt as it was early in the morning and the streets were fairly quiet. A larger crane was called in and managed to recover the crane a few hours later.
The entire incident was captured on CCTV footage which you can see below.