Glasgow bin lorry crash: teenager out of hospital

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AN 18-year-old woman injured in Glasgow’s bin lorry crash has left hospital.

The teenager was one of four people still being treated after the accident on December 22 in which six people died and 10 others injured.

A 14-year-old girl and a woman aged 64 are in a stable condition at the city’s Royal Infirmary.

A 57-year-old man, understood to be the driver of the lorry, also remains stable at the Western Infirmary.

A statement from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “Three patients remain in two hospitals in Glasgow following last Monday’s tragic incident in George Square.

“Two patients remain in Glasgow Royal Infirmary. A 14-year-old girl and a 64-year-old female both remain stable.

“A 57-year-old man is being treated at the Western Infirmary and is also in a stable condition.”

The victims of the crash were remembered on Sunday when about 1,000 people held a vigil near Queen Street and George Square where the lorry lost control.

Erin McQuade, 18, and her grandparents, Jack Sweeney, 68, and his 69-year-old wife Lorraine, all from Dumbarton, died in the accident. Their funerals are expected to be held on Saturday at St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Parish Church in the West Dunbartonshire town.

Primary school teacher Stephenie Tait, 29, and tax worker Jacqueline Morton, 51, both from Glasgow, and Gillian Ewing, 52, from Edinburgh, were also killed when the council truck mounted the pavement before crashing into the side of the Millennium Hotel in George Square.

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