UPDATED 7:01 AM PT – Wednesday, June 8, 2022
An investigation is underway in Germany after a car crashed into a crowd, killing one person and leaving several others with life-threatening injuries. The incident happened Wednesday in a busy shopping district in Berlin.
According to reports, the car crashed into a store after hitting the crowd. Witnesses detained the driver until police arrived on the scene. Authorities are trying to determine if this was a deliberate act or if the driver had a medical emergency.
One dead, eight injured in car crash in Berlin
One person died, eight were injured as a result of a car hitting people in Berlin, RBC reports. pic.twitter.com/BpaOpfseHS
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The crash happened near Breitscheid Square, where an extremist carried out a vehicle attack in 2016 that left 12 people dead. More information will become available as the situation further develops.