Carnforth crane collapse driver escapes with minor injury

British Transport Police raced to the scene of an accident in Carnforth where a crane had fallen and trapped the driver.

Thursday, 11th August 2016, 12:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:36 pm
British Transport Police were called to the scene when a crane collapsed, possibly injuring the driver.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “We were called to Warton Road, Carnforth at 11.40am on Tuesday, August 9 following reports of a person trapped by a collapsed crane.

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“Colleagues from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and the North West Ambulance Service also attended and a man was released without injury.

“The Railway Accident Investigation Branch have been informed.”

North West Ambulance Service said they were called out at 11.13am on August 9 and sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance but the crane driver only complained of minor foot pain.