Serious collision in Glasgow City Centre
22 December 2014
It has been confirmed that there are a number of fatalities following the road traffic incident on Queen Street.
Emergency services remain at the scene of a serious road traffic incident on Queen Street in Glasgow City Centre.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were mobilised in response to a 999 call received at 2:30pm. Eight appliances have attended from stations across Greater Glasgow.
Firefighters, police officers and ambulance paramedics have been working side-by-side to help those involved, however it has sadly been confirmed there have been fatalities.
A statement from Police Scotland said:
About 1430 hours today, Monday 22 December 2014, a Glasgow City Council bin lorry was travelling north on Queen Street when it appeared to strike pedestrians outside the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) before continuing to travel towards George Square, when it crashed at the Millennium Hotel on Queen Street at George Square.
There have been a number of fatalities and people injured. Emergency services are currently at the scene.Police have declared the scene a major incident.
All roads in the surrounding area are closed and people are advised to stay away from George Square and make alternative travel arrangements.
A subsequent statement added:
Following our previous release relating to the ongoing incident at George Square, all casualties, including the driver of the bin lorry, have been taken to the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Western Infirmary.
Anyone who has concerns that their family and friends may be involved in the incident, should contact a dedicated Police Scotland number on 01786 289070.