Car hits pedestrians in Berlin; seven injured

BERLIN (AP) — Seven people were injured in the German capital yesterday after a driver apparently lost control of his car and drove into pedestrians, authorities said.

The incident occurred shortly after 7am in Berlin’s Hardenbergplatz, outside the Zoological Garden train station.

Berlin’s fire department said on Twitter that three of the pedestrians sustained serious injuries, and that a rescue helicopter was deployed to help. One had to be reanimated at the scene, the fire department said.

Police said the driver of the vehicle has been taken into custody and an investigation is underway, but that it appears the accident was caused by excessive speed and that there are currently “no indications of a political or religious motivation”.

The car involved in a collision at Hardenbergplatz in Berlin. PHOTO: AP