A teacher died and 14 students were injured when a car crashed into a crowd on Berlin’s famous boulevard.
From the state of Hesse, the party went on a school trip to Berlin. A second instructor sustained significant injuries.
The driver, a 29-year-old guy, was apprehended at the site, according to police.
It was unclear if the event, which occurred soon before 10:30 a.m. local time (08:30 a.m. GMT).
Was purposeful or unintentional, according to emergency personnel.
It took occurred on one of Berlin’s main retail avenues, in the center of western Berlin.
The lady who died was a schoolteacher who was on a field trip with a group of youngsters from Hesse, Germany’s center state.
She died on the scene, according to Berlin police.
“Among the more than a dozen wounded, there are critical injuries,”
Police spokeswoman Thilo Cablitz said.
A bus was on its way to pick up the youngsters from Berlin, according to Bad Arolsen Mayor Marko Lambton.
At the news conference, he said, “We’re doing all we can to get them home.”
More about the driver who killed the teacher
The driver is a dual citizen of Germany and Armenia, and he resides in Berlin.
Officials refuted earlier claims that he had left a letter in his vehicle.
Witnesses also said they saw a silver Renault Clio swerve into a gathering of people on the sidewalk near Berlin’s bustling Kurfürstendamm retail district.
Before slamming through a store window and returning to the road.
A corpse lay in the middle of the road, shrouded in blankets, when 130 rescue professionals arrived.
It happened near Breitscheidplatz, where 12 people died in a 2016 terrorist attack at a Christmas market.
“It’s a scenario where you say, oh my God, not again! said Berlin Mayor Franciska Giffie.
Adding that it was too early to determine whether it is all deliberately chosen.
In a video also broadcast from the site, actor John Barrowman tweeted that he was close when the event occurred.
The automobile had repeatedly climbed the sidewalk before ramming into the shop, according to witnesses.
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