Glasgow bin lorry crash driver arrested

He was allegedly driving without a license


Harry Clarke, the driver who blacked out at the wheel of a bin lorry in December last year killing 6 people, has been arrested again for allegedly driving without a licence.

A fatal injury inquiry held last year was told that Clarke failed to mention to Glasgow City Council that he had a history of vertigo, dizziness and heart problems. The inquiry also was told about an incident where Clarke blacked out at the wheel of a bus that both medical experts and his employers, Glasgow City council, were unaware of.

Memorial for the crash at George Square

Memorial for the crash at George Square

Although he did not face legal action, Clarke’s license was suspended for a year on medical grounds, and has also been banned from driving heavy goods vehicles for the same amount of time.

However, Clarke was arrested and is accused of driving a car on 20 September despite losing his licence for medical reasons.

Erin McQuade, a Glasgow uni student who was 18 her grandparents Jack Sweeney, 68, and his 69-year-old wife Lorraine, all from Dumbarton, died in the bin lorry crash in Queen Street and George Square.

A further 15 people were injured.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “A 58-year-old man was arrested in connection with alleged road traffic offences and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.”