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UK News Glasgow bin lorry driver 'sorry' for his part in crash

00:20  16 december  2019
00:20  16 december  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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The driver of a bin lorry which crashed and killed six people in Glasgow five years ago says he is sorry for the part he played. The official inquiry into the tragedy blamed him for not revealing his medical history, including an episode where he was believed to faint while working in a previous job

A Glasgow bin lorry driver whose vehicle killed six people when it careered out of control has apologised for his part in the tragedy.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Harry Clarke has apologised for his role in the 2014 tragedy that left six people dead © PA Harry Clarke has apologised for his role in the 2014 tragedy that left six people dead

Harry Clarke, 62, told the Mail on Sunday he is still "devastated" and said "not a day goes by" when he does not think about the crash which happened days before Christmas in 2014.

Mr Clarke, speaking a week before the fifth anniversary of the tragedy, blacked out while behind the wheel in George Square on 22 December.

He was blamed for the crash in an official inquiry because he had not revealed his medical history, which included an episode where he was said to have fainted while working in a previous job as a bus driver.

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On 22 December 2014 a bin lorry collided with pedestrians in the city centre of Glasgow , Scotland, killing six and injuring fifteen others. The driver of the council-owned vehicle, Harry Clarke, said he had passed out at the wheel.

The driver of a Glasgow bin lorry which crashed , killing six people, has refused to say sorry for "lies" he told about his health. Harry Clarke, 58, was also accused of showing "an utter reckless indifference to the consequences" of his actions. Asked to say sorry that this "led to the deaths of.

a person standing next to a car: 2014: The bin lorry mounted the pavement and hit pedestrians in Glasgow © Getty 2014: The bin lorry mounted the pavement and hit pedestrians in Glasgow

Mr Clarke told the newspaper: "I am devastated at what happened. There's all these poor people that are not here and those who were injured.

"It has been made out that I don't care about what happened. There's not a day goes by I don't think about it.

"I'm sorry for the part I played in 2014. It was an accident. If I thought for a minute it was all my fault I'd jump off a bridge."

Erin McQuade, 18, and her grandparents Jack Sweeney, 68, and Lorraine Sweeney, 69, from Dumbarton, were among those killed.

Stephenie Tait, 29, and Jacqueline Morton, 51, both from Glasgow; and Gillian Ewing, 52, from Edinburgh, also died in the crash.

A further 15 people were injured when the Glasgow City Council truck veered out of control.

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The driver of a Glasgow bin lorry which killed six people when it careered out of control days before Christmas . Harry Clarke told the Mail on Sunday of his "devastation" over the tragedy and said "not a day goes There's not a day goes by I don't think about it. "I'm sorry for the part I played in 2014.

The driver of the bin lorry that crashed in Glasgow killing six people last year has resigned from his job. Harry Clarke was facing disciplinary action before The move came as the fatal accident inquiry at Glasgow Sheriff Court into the tragedy was told Mr Clarke did not disclose his medical history when

a group of people standing next to a person in a suit and tie: A coffin leaves the church after the funeral of Erin McQuade and her grandparents © PA A coffin leaves the church after the funeral of Erin McQuade and her grandparents

It had travelled along the pavement in Queen Street before crashing into the side of the Millennium Hotel in George Square.

The inquiry heard evidence over five weeks at the city's Sheriff Court in July and August 2015.

The probe heard that it took just 19 seconds for the tragedy to unfold.

Numerous members of the public saw Mr Clarke unconscious, slumped forward in the driver's seat, during the course of the incident.

The inquiry also heard he had a history of health issues dating back to the 1970s - including a previous blackout in 2010 when at the wheel of a stationary bus - but had not disclosed his medical background to his employers or the DVLA.

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Speaking in the Mail on Sunday, Harry Clarke talks about his devastation over the 2014 tragedy.Harry Clarke told the Mail on Sunday of his ''devastation'' over the tragedy and said ''not a day goes by'' when he does not think about the crash and the six people who died.

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