Bin lorry crash in Glasgow causes Christmas shopping chaos in Glasgow
Bin lorry driver Harry Clarke is due to give evidence about his medical historyGetty

An inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry crash where a truck driver collapsed at the wheel and killed six people in his wake is set to begin today (22 July).

Driver Harry Clarke, who was never prosecuted over the incident last year, is due to give evidence about his medical background and fitness – although he has said he has no memory of the crash.

Erin McQuade, 18, her grandparents Jack Sweeney, 68, and his 69-year-old wife Lorraine, all from Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, died as the vehicle mounted the pavement in Queen Street and crashed into the side of the Millennium Hotel in George Square.

Stepenie Tait, 29, and Jacqueline Morton, 51, both from Glasgow, and Gillian Ewing, 52, from Edinburgh were also killed in the incident. Ten others were also injured,

Passengers in the lorry at the time of crash will also be speaking at the hearing aimed at establishing the circumstances surrounding the 22 December crash as well as to examine the technical aspects of the truck, explore if the vehicle could have been stopped and look at the safety of the route that it took on that day.

Lawyers at the Crown Office deemed it a "tragic accident" and hoped the inquiry would bring closure to the victims' families. The inquiry set to last for several weeks.