At least seven people are injured as car ploughs into crowd near the Berlin train station
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At least seven people have been injured after a ‘speeding’ car ploughed into a crowd near a train station in Germany.
One person was reportedly trapped underneath the black Mercedes after it swerved from the road and hit pedestrians in Berlin’s Hardenbergplatz, outside the Bahnhof Zoo station.
Around 55 firefighters rushed to the scene following the incident at 7am today, alongside armed police with explosive detection dogs, BILD News reported.
Three people suffered serious injuries in the crash, according to Berlin’s fire department.
One person was resuscitated at the scene and two rescue helicopters were deployed to help, authorities added.
A statement said: ‘For reasons not yet clear, a car got off the road and drove onto the sidewalk.
‘Seven people were injured, three of them seriously. One person had to be resuscitated. Many of those affected are cared for in a pastoral manner.’
The driver was arrested at the scene after being apprehended by officers, police told BILD News.
A spokesman added they believe the man lost control of his vehicle while turning left from Hardenbergstraße at excessive speed.
According to reports, the motorist turned onto the busy Charlottenburg street before crossing a traffic light and crashing into the sidewalk.
The force added there is currently no evidence the crash was ‘politically or religiously motivated,’ the Mirror reported.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Source: Daily Mail