Driver behind wheel of bin lorry in Glasgow crash was taken to hospital
Driver behind wheel of bin lorry in Glasgow crash was taken to hospitalGetty

The driver of the lorry that ploughed into Christmas shoppers on a street in Glasgow was rushed to hospital.

Emergency services provided some care at the scene before taking the driver by ambulance.

The condition of the lorry driver was not revealed by Police Scotland. A spokeswoman said: "He has been taken to hospital."

It is feared "several" people have been killed in the tragedy, which occurred after a bin lorry careered out of control and mounted the pavement in Queen Street.

Six ambulances rushed to the scene in Glasgow city centre, accompanied by police and fire crews.

The bin lorry of which the driver lost control went through pedestrians, only coming to a halt by smashing into the Millennium Hotel.

One woman who witnesses the carnage unfold told of how she saw a buggy containing two children in the path of the lorry.