The family of a blind man who was left fighting for life after being struck by a subway train in Glasgow are fundraising to help his recovery.

Christopher McCarrol was left with devastating injuries following an incident at the Bridge Street Station on October 3 with his guide dog Inca.

Emergency services were called to the scene with the 32-year-old being rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The city’s underground system was put into lockdown as crews attended, with train services left at a stand-still for four hours.

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Now, almost a month on, the extent of Chris' injuries have been revealed as his family set up a GoFundMe page as the plea for help "in their hour of need".

Harrowing images show Chris in an intensive care hospital bed after the incident.

The GoFundMe page reads: "This is Christopher, our much loved son, brother, uncle and friend.

"He is a loving, active, energetic, sarcastic and funny young man with the biggest heart.

"Chris is registered blind and was unfortunately involved in a horrible accident along with his lovely guide dog, Inca.

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"No one expected him to live but he has defied the odds thus far and has survived to tell the tale.

"While he isn’t out of the woods just yet, he’s strong and determined!"

The page revealed that Chris is expected to stay in hospital for a year, with a full recovery taking at least two years.

It continues: "After his return from hospital Chris will have to relocate from his top floor flat to a residence on the ground floor.

"As you can imagine, the life changing injuries he has sustained will require extensive physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

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"He will therefore require a lot of extra care and support.

"The cost to him and his family will be significant.

"If you wish to support Chris and his family in their hour of need, any donations would be greatly appreciated."

In just 13 hours, almost £800 has been raised by generous donors.

The family have set a target of £25,000.

You can view the GoFundMe page here.