Driver named in tragedy at Queensferry

Lorry ended up hanging over Hawes Promenade
Lorry ended up hanging over Hawes Promenade
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The driver of a bin lorry who was fatally crushed as he attempted to stop it rolling out of the Hawes Inn car park in Queensferry has been named as local man Maurice Willis.

The 58 year-old is understood to have been attempting to climb into the moving cab when he becames trapped between his vehicle and a stone pillar at the car park around 1.15pm on Saturday

Onlookers watched in horror as the red Biffa lorry rolled out of the car park and hit a Jaguar car, mounted the Hawes Promenade pavement and came to rest hanging over the dege of the pier.

Sgt Brian Smith, from Police Scotland, said: “This tragic accident happened as the driver tried to stop his lorry from rolling out of the car park of the Hawes Inn. He was crushed against the wall by the lorry, which then hit a parked Jaguar car before rolling across the road and mounting the pavement. demolishing a bench and fencing before it came to rest hanging over the edge of the pier.

‘‘Although this is a busy road, with a number of pedestrians in the area at the time, fortunately no-one else was injured.”