Crane driver critically injured in highway transportation

Written by Jerry Wu

A 25 tonne articulated crane flipped over after a tyre blew out causing the driver to lose control.

The incident happened at around 2.50pm on Thursday 15 November, a 41-year-old man was driving a 25-tonne articulated crane in a westerly direction along the North West Coastal Highway in Mount Anketelle.

The 41 year old driver lost control of the crane which flipped over blocking the road in both directions.

He was extracted from the crane by emergency services.

The driver received serious injuries and was conveyed to hospital in Karratha. He was then airlifted to a Perth hospital for further medical treatment. 
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