Emergency services have been called to a serious road accident in Glasgow city centre after a bin lorry mounted the pavement and hit pedestrians.
A Police Scotland spokesperson has announced “a number of fatalities and people injured”. UK media are reporting up to six people could have been killed.
The vehicle reportedly collided with a group of people in a busy part of the city before crashing into the side of the Millennium Hotel. The crash is being treated as a road traffic accident, with initial reports suggesting the driver suffered a heart attack at the wheel.
A Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters are in attendance at a serious incident on Queen Street.
“We received a 999 call at 2.30pm reporting a collision and currently have five appliances at the scene.”
Bin lorry ‘crashes into pedestrians in Glasgow’: Police confirm serious incident in city centre George Square after… http://t.co/58JHc3sTVJ— Edinburgh News (@edibreakingnews) December 22, 2014
Serious accident on George Square in Glasgow involving a bin lorry. Police starting to close the square. https://t.co/rTQfSxkD4d— Peter A Smith (@PeterAdamSmith) December 22, 2014