Fatal accident inquiry into Glasgow bin lorry crash begins today

Woman getting advice from solicitor

The fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into the Glasgow city council bin lorry crash, which killed six people and injured ten, begins today.

The accident happened shortly before Christmas on 22nd December 2014 when a bin lorry driven by Harry Clarke crashed into pedestrians in the busy city centre of Glasgow.

The FAI will investigate the circumstances around the accident to determine the cause and whether anything could have been done to prevent the crash. This will include the driver’s medical history, fitness to hold a license, his training and employment record as well as inspecting the lorry itself.

David Wilson, a partner at Digby Brown Solicitors, is representing one of the families affected by this tragedy. David has shared his expertise regarding FAIs in the media in recent days and advises that the inquiry will be very difficult emotionally for everyone involved.

“What I think everyone hopes is that the inquiry is vigorous and will answer questions the families have – and that lessons can he learned for the future.

“It’s very important for the families of those who died that we do what we can to ensure no one endures what they’ve had to in the future.

“The families want to ensure justice is done, get answers to their questions and ensure precautions are taken so that such a tragedy does not happen again.”

Dorothy Bain QC is acting for Digby Brown and those victims of the tragedy that we are representing.

The inquiry is anticipated to last up to 6 weeks.