The bystander and the bin lorry: Weddle v Glasgow City Council considered

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Examines the Sheriff Personal Injury Court ruling in Weddle v Glasgow City Council on whether a witness to the aftermath of a serious road traffic accident, involving several pedestrians being struck by a bin lorry, who subsequently developed post traumatic stress disorder, could obtain damages as a primary victim. Reviews the law on psychiatric injury and discusses the court's reasons for its decision.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-125
Number of pages9
JournalScots Law Times
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2019



  • psychiatric Injury
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • primary victims
  • road traffic accidents
  • Scotland
  • secondary victims

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