A lorry crash in Glasgow has left several people dead. According to Yahoo! News, a garbage truck veered out of control, and crashed into a group of pedestrians on Monday. The accident occurred near the city center which was crowded with people at the time. It is unknown how many people were killed, but the number of seriously injured people is expected to rise.
“[This appears to be] a road traffic accident, nothing more sinister. For now it does not look to be a criminal or deliberate act that has taken place here this afternoon, but we need to have time to investigate it,” said Superintendent Stewart Carle of Police Scotland.
The lorry crash in Glasgow left the truck driver injured, but his current condition is unknown. Witnesses believe that the driver became ill, and lost control of the vehicle, which then slammed into a number of people in its path. The truck also hit the Millennium Hotel before coming to a stop.
There were at least six ambulances at the scene. According to KSPR, several roads in the area have been closed, and police have advised people to stay away so that the investigation can be completed, and the area can be cleaned up in a timely manner.
British Prime Minister David Cameron released a short statement on Twitter following the accident.
I’m being kept fully briefed on the major incident in Glasgow. My thoughts are with the families of those involved & the emergency services.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) December 22, 2014
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) December 22, 2014
— Richard Anderson (@RicksDesk) December 22, 2014
The lorry crash in Glasgow wasn’t the only incident of pedestrians being killed by a vehicle this week. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a crash in Redondo Beach, California, left three people dead. The 56-year-old driver didn’t stop at a red light, and ended up plowing into a crowd of people outside of a church.
“The crowd included both adults and children. After the car plowed through them, three adults were killed, and as many as 13 others were injured, including five children. The three women who were killed in the car crash were Mary Anne Wilson, 81, Saeko Matsumura, 87, and Martha Gaza, 36.”