Fatal Accident Tram Collides with Lorry

On Tuesday 4th June 1946, a young Blantyre man lost his life in an accident in Glasgow with his two Blantyre colleagues seriously injured.

tramA man was killed and ten people were injured in a collision between a Glasgow tramcar and a motor lorry loaded with brickettes. The accident occurred on the road near Barshaw Park, Paisley. Daniel Torley, 28-year-dld briquette salesman, of Station Road, Blantyre, was killed, two other men on the lorry, John Barclay (25), 83 Calder Sheet. Blantyre, and Hamilton Mackenzie, 58 Logan Street, Blantyre, were detained in Paisley Infirmary injured. The driver and conductress of the tram and six passengers received treatment at the infirmary before being allowed home. Passers-by went to the assistance of the Blantyre men trapped in the cabin of the lorry but were confronted with a grisly sight.

Do you know whatever happened to John Barclay or Hamilton MacKenzie?

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