A cab driver offered free lifts to anyone affected by the Glasgow bin lorry crash this evening that tragically killed six people and injured ten more.
The council vehicle crashed into a building in George Square at around 2.30pm this afternoon, where hundreds of people were out doing some last minute Christmas shopping.
Horrific accidents like this often bring out the best in some people, and it didn’t take long for local cabbie David Farrell to hit Twitter with a kind-hearted request that quickly went viral.
Ok Twitter do ur stuff. I'm working in town, any1 directly affected by 2days tragedy & cant get home or 2 hospital, i'll take them for free
— David Farrell (@davidfarrellfaz) December 22, 2014
…just contact me via Twitter or get one of my Followers to do it and i'll get there as soon as I can
— David Farrell (@davidfarrellfaz) December 22, 2014Advertisement
And while police were quick to tell him his services weren’t needed and the situation was under control, it’s kind gestures like these that stand out.
Assistant Chief Constable Wayne Mawson said about the incident:
This is a tragic incident which has taken place at a very busy time in the centre of our city. Please be assured my officers and other members of the emergency services will do everything they can to respond to this collision.
We have set up a helpline for anyone who believes a friend or relative may have been involved in this incident. The number is 01786 289070.
The safety of the people of Glasgow is our priority and the emergency services will continue to work together to establish the exact circumstances.
The incident is still ongoing, and we’d like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the lives that have been taken.
And respect to David Farrell, who tried to lend a helping hand during a time when it was really needed.