Bearsden woman is killed in tragic crash

Mary Geddes
Mary Geddes

The brother of a woman who was tragically killed in a road accident in Bearsden on

Monday morning has paid tribute to his sister this week.

Sixty-year-old Mary Geddes, from Allander Road in Bearsden, died at the scene of the accident after her Vauxhall Corsa collided with a large goods vehicle low loader at around 8.15am on Boclair Road at the junction with Ardoch Road.

Mrs Geddes, who worked as a night care worker at St Mary’s Kenmure secure unit for young offenders, was returning from a night shift when the collision happened.

The mother of two - Stephen (35) and Colette (33), - had enjoyed spending the previous few days with her younger brother Dominic McFadden (57) who was visiting her from London.

He said: “We’d been out for an Italian meal on the Friday night and then I went to see the Celtic and Ross County match on Saturday.

“Mary was working on Sunday night so she spent the day relaxing before her shift and I went to visit my brother in Dreghorn.

“I was just heading back to her house on Monday morning at about 10am when I received a call from the police to say she’d been killed in a car accident.

“I just couldn’t believe it. I’m still in shock and absolutely devastated.

“The police are investigating the cause of the accident but I can’t understand how it happened as she was such a careful driver and never broke the speed limit.

“I visited Mary regularly and we really enjoyed spending time together - I will miss her terribly.”

A spokesman for St Mary’s Kenmure, where Mrs Geddes had worked for 14 years, said: “It was with extreme sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Mary - a colleague and friend, who tragically died on her way home from work.

“Mary was a valued colleague and had an impeccable work record. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.”

The 26 year-old male driver of the LGV was uninjured but left badly shaken.

Sergeant Alex Andrews of the road policing unit based at Helen Street, Glasgow, is appealing for any witnesses to the crash to contact Police Scotland on 101.

A bunch of flowers at the accident site had the simple message: “Such tragic loss”.