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INCIDENT: CRANE OVERTURN ON BUSY LONDON STREET

Car narrowly missed and plant blocked road for many hours after overturn

It has been reported (13th July) by the London Ham and High that a “crane” overturned in the middle of a busy North London road narrowly missing a passing car.  The crane was working on a building site near the junction of Primrose Hill Road and remained in place for “many hours after it toppled”.

Local councillor Jonny Bucknell witnessed the aftermath of the accident. He said:

“One look at this and you think, blimey, if this had come down on my little G-Wiz there would be a by-election in Belsize. A policeman told me a car was driving along the road and narrowly missed the falling crane. It would have been a fair old dent in the roof if it had hit them. It is lucky it toppled over slowly so everyone had a chance to get out of the way.”

A further witness Sally Preston Cowell told the Ham and High that she was walking her son home from school when she saw the accident adding:

“When I saw it fall I was so scared, my immediate thought was what if it was an hour later it could have been school kids walking across. I just phoned my husband and told him, he said ‘Funnily enough I saw that this morning and the crane looked like it was tilting’. It is surprising that no body noticed it was an accident waiting to happen.”

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