A Californian couple got the shock of their lives when they returned home to
find a 90ft crane had cut their house in two.
The crane had been trying to move a 150-year-old oak tree, but it was too
heavy and the crane toppled backwards.
Nobody was in the house in Santa Rosa at the time and nobody was hurt - a
dog in the garage was also unharmed.
Michelle and Kevin McCarthy returned to their home about an hour after the
He said: "I think we're just in shock right now."
Neighbour Alisa Dales, who was standing nearby when the crane toppled, said
the accident happened in 'slow motion'.
"The whole crane and truck started to go over," she told Press Democrat.
"It was like slow motion, and then it went boom. It was the loudest noise
I've ever heard."