Bin lorry crash in Glasgow causes Christmas shopping chaos in Glasgow
The driver of the bin lorry which crashed and killed six people has been released from hospital Getty

The driver of the bin lorry that killed six people in Glasgow city centre has been released from hospital.

The 57-year-old man, who has not yet been named, has been treated at the city's Western Infirmary since the accident on 22 December.

Witnesses saw the driver slumped at the wheel as it careered out of control along Queen Street and ploughed into Christmas shoppers before finally stopping as it hit the side of a hotel in George Square.

Jack Sweeney, his wife Lorraine, and their granddaughter Erin McQuade were three of the six people who were killed by the lorry.

Other victims include primary school teacher Stephenie Tait, 29, from Glasgow, Gillian Ewing, 52, from Edinburgh, and Jacqueline Morton, 51, from Glasgow.

Two of the ten people who were injured in the incident – a 14-year-old girl and 64-year-old woman -remain in hospital in a stable condition.

A formal private report by Police Scotland into the crash will be finalised by the end of January.

A police spokesman said: "We would not confirm who we speak to as part of an ongoing inquiry"

The Crown Office is due to publish a timeline for further investigation by end of February.

Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland, will then decide if a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) will be held.