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Glasgow: Teenager reveals how she was hit by bin lorry in city horror

By Katrine Bussey

A teenager who was injured in the Glasgow bin lorry crash has told how she was thrown several feet after being hit by the truck.

Danielle Dawson (13) recalled hearing a scream and said after that she "could just see green" as the vehicle came towards her.

Six people were killed and 10 more injured after the lorry lost control in the city's Queen Street and George Square almost two weeks ago.

Danielle told a Sunday newspaper she had met friends Alix Stewart (14) and Irene McAuley (18) near the statue of Duke of Wellington in nearby Royal Exchange Square.

The three teenage girls had planned to go ice skating in George Square, with Danielle stating: "I was with Irene and we walked from Queen Street to there, where we met Alix.

"I heard a scream and just turned and looked over my shoulder. I was standing closest to the gallery.

"Irene was in the middle and Alix was on the outside by the pavement. The lorry was right there. I could just see green. I was thrown three or four metres."

Danielle suffered cuts and bruises in the accident, only spending one night in hospital before being discharged on December 23.

The accident claimed the lives of three members of the same family, with Erin McQuade (18) and her grandparents Jack Sweeney (68) and Lorraine Sweeney (69) all suffering fatal injuries.

About 1,000 people attended a funeral service for Miss McQuade and Mr and Mrs Sweeney at St Patrick's RC Church in Dumbarton on Saturday, where the Archbishop of Glasgow said the accident had piled "tragedy on tragedy and sadness on sadness'' on the family.

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