Salt truck in accident

A salt truck veered off the salt pans road on Friday. The recovery of the truck required a 150 tons mobile crane of Walvis Bay Plant & Tool Hire.

The road had to be closed for more than an hour for the recovery operation. That resulted in many tourists using the road daily having to turn around and salt transportation to the port of Walvis Bay was also brought to a total standstill as a result.
Although the truck’s mechanical horse was significantly damaged, the driver emerged unscathed.

Thanks to professional work from Walvis Bay Plant & Tool Hire and the assistance of a front-end loader the truck was recovered and the road could be re-opened. Below: the accident resulted in several salt trucks not able to continue with salt transportation for several hours. Many tourist vehicles also had to turn around to Walvis Bay, as the road clo-sure prevented them from visiting popular photography spots at the salt pans and the Paaltjies parking area.

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