Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

A “with the biggest heart” spruce that died after being hit by a bus in Glasgow has been hailed.

Roseann McLaughlan, 71, was involved in the collision near Buchanan Bus Station in the city center.

The much-loved great-grandmother died tragically after the incident on Killermont Street around 3.30pm on Thursday 7 October.

Roseann was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with serious injuries but has since passed away.

Roseann McLaughlan

The news has left the pensioner’s family completely devastated.

Her shattered daughter Ann McColl, 49, has hailed the Glasgow spruce, which “would always put others first in front of itself”.

Ann spoke to the Post and said, “My mother was a very loving mother, sister, spruce and grandfather.

“She had the biggest smile with the biggest heart.

“She would give you her last and always put others first in front of herself.”

Ann McColl, right, with her mother Roseann on vacation last year

Roseann suffered from dementia and her worried loved ones sent a call for information after she disappeared the night of the incident.

Tragically, Ann entered the bus station at number 74 shortly after the incident and saw the emergency services, but did not understand that it was her own mother who had been involved.

Roseann did not have her phone or handbag on, and after her death, the family is desperate to gather what happened.

Despite her dementia, she has been described as “very attentive”, and the family is asking anyone who saw what happened to her to contact the police so they can get closure.

Ann said, “My feelings are everywhere right now. She was diagnosed with dementia three years ago but was very alert.

“She was the most kind-hearted woman and did not deserve to go as she did.

“Someone out there must have seen or known something. I want to know why she didn’t have her handbag.”

Police are appealing for information after the crash and are urging anyone who saw anything to contact.

Sergeant Roy McCarney, of the Greater Glasgow Road Policing Unit, said: “Investigations into the crash are underway and we are currently supporting the woman’s family.

“Anyone with information, particularly dash-cam footage of the incident, is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101 stating incident number 2232 on October 7, 2021.”

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