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We need a bigger crane! WATCH runaway truck crane plunge into river in St. Petersburg (CCTV VIDEO)

We need a bigger crane! WATCH runaway truck crane plunge into river in St. Petersburg (CCTV VIDEO)
The driver of the massive truck crane, which crashed through a river-bank railing and plunged into water in St. Petersburg over the weekend, is unlikely to ever again forget to put handbrake on.

The hapless man left his vehicle for just a couple of seconds, to readjust a rear-view mirror, like a responsible driver. It was enough though for the heavy truck to start inching forward, gaining more and more speed.

The crane was captured by CCTV camera rolling out from a side street towards its imminent doom, while the driver desperately tried to stop it. Luckily no one was hurt, as most of the city was still sleeping when the incident happened around 7am Saturday morning.

Reinforcements had to be called in – in the form of an even heavier crane – to pull it out of the water, which took several hours, providing locals and visitors in St. Petersburg plenty of time to take selfies.

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