Investigations Begin Into Glasgow Bin Lorry Crash Which Killed Six

Tragedy Hits Scottish City For Second Year In A Row


Dave Grimshaw, Press Officer | 0114 274 4397

Expert lawyers at Irwin Mitchell acting for victims of the Clutha helicopter crash say it is crucial that those affected by yesterday’s bin lorry tragedy at George Square, Glasgow, receive the specialist support and counselling they will likely need.

Glasgow Police are currently carrying out an urgent investigation into what caused a bin lorry to hit a pedestrian near the Gallery of Modern Art before crashing into the Millennium Hotel at George Square.

Six people died and a further ten people are known to have been left injured during the incident which happened at 2.30pm when the heart of Glasgow was full of Christmas shoppers. The scene is now cordoned off while investigations take place by the Police and those injured in the crash, including the driver, have received treatment at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, the Southern General and the Western Infirmary.

The crash occurred just 12 months after Glasgow suffered another serious tragedy when a helicopter crashed into the Clutha Pub with the loss of 10 lives on 29 November last year.

Now expert lawyers at Irwin Mitchell representing the victims of the Clutha helicopter crash say that those affected, including the families of those who died and witnesses to the incident will be going through a similar emotional trauma to that of the Clutha victims.

Elaine Russell, a Partner and specialist injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office on St Vincent Street, said:

Police are appealing to members of the public who have photographs, videos or any type of mobile footage of the incident to send it to a dedicated email address: