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Glasgow bin lorry crash victim released from hospital

Mourners gather at Royal Exchange Square following the bin lorry crash Image copyright PA
Image caption Mourners gather at Royal Exchange Square following the bin lorry crash

An 18-year-old woman who was injured in the George Square bin lorry crash has been released from hospital in Glasgow.

The teenager had been receiving treatment following the incident on 22 December, in which six people died.

NHS Greater Glasgow Clyde said three people were still in hospital following the crash, including the 57-year-old driver of the bin lorry.

He is in a stable condition, along with a 14-year-old girl and a 64-year-old woman.

The driver is being treated at the Western Infirmary, while the 14-year-old and the 64-year-old are in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Six people were killed by the out-of-control bin lorry before it crashed into the Millennium hotel next to Queen Street station.

Student Erin McQuade, 18, and her grandparents Jack, 68, and Lorraine Sweeney, 69, all from Dumbarton, were among the victims.

Image caption Jack Sweeney, his wife Lorraine and their granddaughter Erin McQuade, Gillian Ewing and Stephenie Tait were all killed after the bin lorry went out of control

The crash also claimed the lives of primary school teacher Stephenie Tait, 29, from Glasgow; Gillian Ewing, 52, from Edinburgh; and Jacqueline Morton, 51, from Glasgow.

On Sunday, more than 1,000 people stood in silence during a two-minute vigil for the victims in the city's Royal Exchange Square.

People have been leaving floral tributes and candles in the area, where the lorry first went out of control.

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