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Mobile crane truck overturns on I-20 in St. Clair County

Overturned mobile crane truck backs up traffic on I-20

An overturned mobile crane truck clogged up traffic along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 on Tuesday. A man was injured in the single-vehicle accident, but his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.


ST. CLAIR COUNTY -- A man was injured when the mobile crane truck he was driving overturned on Interstate 20 on Tuesday.

Pell City fire Battalion Chief Tim Kurzejeski said the driver of the vehicle, who was in stable condition, was transported by ambulance to UAB Hospital.

He said authorities responded to the accident, which occurred on the eastbound side of I-20, just before the 158 exit, at 11:30 a.m.

Kurzejeski said Alabama State Troopers and St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office deputies were directing traffic to the outside emergency lane.

The identity of the man injured in the accident was not released.

Cpl. Steve Smith with the state troopers said at 2 p.m. Tuesday that authorities were still at the scene and that the commercial vehicle was blocking the two right lanes.

Smith said it is believed the injuries the driver sustained were not life-threatening.

“The recovery of the vehicle will take an undetermined length of time,” Smith said. “Motorists can expect long delays and should seek an alternate route if possible. The interstate will have to be shut down to upright the wrecked vehicle; however, one lane is open at this time.”