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Bin Lorry Crashes into Glasgow Pedestrians

#1 by Voltman , Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:02 pm

From the BBC This afternoon…..

Several people have been killed after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in George Square in central Glasgow.
Police have not confirmed reports of up to six fatalities but described the crash, outside Queen Street station at about 14:30, as "very serious".
Eyewitnesses reported the bin lorry moving at speed up Queen Street before hearing a bang as it crashed into the Millennium Hotel.
Several people were seen lying on the ground following the crash.

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#2 by Voltman , Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:59 pm

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Police Scotland have confirmed that six people have been killed in the Glasgow bin lorry crash.


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#3 by astwood , Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:19 pm

The driver had a heart attack didnt he so sad at this time of year


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#4 by Sheldonboy , Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:24 pm

An awful tragedy apart from the huge loss of life there must have been some horrific injuries.


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#5 by astoness , Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:23 pm

this is a tragic event...


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#7 by mikejee , Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:29 pm

Can you drive these vehicles on an ordinary licence?. For HGVs there are pretty strict medical tests run, and it can be seen from this that they can cause as much damage as an HGV

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#8 by Slow Jo , Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:26 pm

The bin wagons today are monster's of a truck ,thought you would need a H G V for one of those,almost as big as a bus.


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#10 by Voltman , Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:50 pm

The driver wasn't fit to drive and then lies about it.
He is going to get away with killing six people because the Scots are half wits and only see it as an accident.
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#11 by astoness , Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:01 am

this will be no consolation at all to the families of those who died....brings to mind now when my sister started having driving lesson in her late teens...all of sudden she had a couple of epilectic fits and they stopped soon after but she ditched the idea of driving..that was the sensible thing to do even though in her mid 50s she has never had a fit since..


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#12 by mikejee , Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:21 am

That was the sensible thing to do Lyn. A secretary where I worked suddenly had an epileptic fit at work. She had been driving and her colleagues eventually persuaded her tp tell the DVLA, but it took a lot of effort to persuade her


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#13 by astwood , Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:57 pm

I think all drivers should have medical tests every couple of years


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#14 by Sheldonboy , Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:09 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #13
I think all drivers should have medical tests every couple of years

That would overwhelm the NHS and who should pay for it. I am in favour of strong penalties for people who drive when they know that they shouldn't.


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#15 by astoness , Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:12 am

Quote: mikejee wrote in post #12
That was the sensible thing to do Lyn. A secretary where I worked suddenly had an epileptic fit at work. She had been driving and her colleagues eventually persuaded her tp tell the DVLA, but it took a lot of effort to persuade her


it is mike and although my sister only ever had a couple of these attacks she felt it was just a risk not worth taking...people should take a long hard look at just what may happen if they do..it may have robbed her of driving but not of any lives lost which is something she would rather live with


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