A four axle mobile crane left the road and overturned earlier this week in Frilford near Oxford in the UK.
The crane, a four axle Terex All Terrain from the Baldwin fleet, was travelling down the A338 south west of Oxford when the kerb side wheels slipped off the road and sank into the soft ground, which is currently waterlogged, causing it to leave the road and roll into the field.
The information we have received indicates that no one was seriously hurt in the incident, and no other vehicle was involved.
This time of year – especially when it is such a wet one – results in numerous examples of mobile cranes leaving the road in northern/central Europe, after sinking into soft verges. Drivers of big cranes, trucks and truck mounted lifts need to take extra care.