Bin Lorry Crashes In To Glasgow Garden

A bin lorry's crashed in to a garden on the south side of Glasgow.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Croftside Avenue in the King's Park area of Glasgow at around 11.20am.

The driver of the vehicle has been taken to the city's Victoria Infirmary for observation.

No-one was hit by the vehicle and nobody else was hurt.

Police would not comment on speculation that the driver fell ill before the crash and said inquiries into the circumstances are continuing.

The vehicle has been recovered.

Caroline Dunnett's mum lives in the street, and watched it happen. Caroline told us what she saw. She said: "It was going down, emptying bins as per usual, then all of a sudden it veered off the road and into the garden."

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: "We are aware of an incident in which a bin lorry left the road earlier this morning. The driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital to be checked over. It is a huge relief that no-one appears to have been injured.

"We are assisting the police with their enquiries."

The crash comes just a day after a preliminary hearing in to the George Square bin lorry crash revealed the Fatal Accident Inquiry will look at issues including the safety of the vehicles used by the city council. That will incorporate whether there could have been any measures or interventions to have brought that truck to a controlled stop.

This comes just months after the fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow city centre.

Six people died in the tragedy at George Square just before Christmas.

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