One Dead After Car Driven Into Crowd of People in Berlin

Several others were injured in the incident. Police said it was too early to tell whether they were responding to an accident or an intentional act.
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The car that was driven into people in Berlin. Photo: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images

One person has died and several others injured after a car struck pedestrians on a busy Berlin street.

Police in the German capital said it was too early to tell whether the crash was the result of an accident or had been an intentional act.

Pictures showed a silver Renault Clio crashed into a storefront. The driver of the vehicle has been detained, police said.

The incident took place around 10:30AM local time near the Kurfuerstendamm shopping area.


The area is close to Breitscheidplatz where in 2016 a Tunisian national killed a truck driver and hijacked his vehicle before driving it into a Christmas market, killing 12 others. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack.

Actor John Barrowman said he had witnessed Wednesday’s incident firsthand. 

“The car came down on to the pavement then has come on to the road over there, has hit somebody, then has gone down the road and come back on to the pavement down that way,” he said, “and come back on to the pavement and gone through a bunch of people.”

This is a developing story.