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Police: Several injured when car hits pedestrians in Germany

Police: Several injured when car hits pedestrians in Germany

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German officials say a man zig-zagged an SUV at high speed through a pedestrian zone in the southwestern German city of Trier, killing five people, including a 9-month-old child, and seriously injuring more than a dozenBy DAVID RISING Associated PressDecember 1, 2020, 8:54 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBERLIN -- A man zig-zagged an SUV at high speed through a pedestrian zone in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday, killing five people, including a 9-month-old child, and seriously injuring more than a dozen, officials said.The driver, identified as a 51-year-old German man born in Trier, was arrested at the scene and the vehicle was impounded, Trier police said.The suspect, whose name was not released in line with German privacy laws, had no fi...
9 dead after van hits pedestrians, driver in custody: Police

9 dead after van hits pedestrians, driver in custody: Police

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Nine people were killed and at least 16 others injured after a white van hit pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, today, police said. The driver is under arrest, Toronto police told ABC News. Witness Ali Shaker saw the Ryder van jump the sidewalk and people walking were "crumbled up," he told CTV News. "He’s just hitting people one by one, going down," Shaker said. "It was a nightmare." Another witness Phil Zullo told CTV News he saw “shoes and hats flown everywhere.” Visibly frightened by what he saw, Shaker could barely recount the horror he witnessed. He said he was driving when the incident occurred. "I'm so shaky -- I can't believe this is happening," he said. "This is so unbelievable." Shaker said that he assumed at first that the driver was experiencing some kind of medical emerg...
Melbourne crash: Driver arrested after hitting pedestrians

Melbourne crash: Driver arrested after hitting pedestrians

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAustralian police have arrested two people after a car drove into a crowd in Melbourne.The car "collided with a number of pedestrians" on Flinders Street, a busy junction in the centre of the city, said Victoria Police. Fourteen people have been injured, with several in a critical condition. Police have said it was a deliberate act but said it was too early to say whether it was terrorist-related. The driver and another man have been detained. "The motivations are unknown," police commander Russell Barrett said. The white SUV struck pedestrians just after 16:30 local time (05:30 GMT).Witness Jim Stoupas, who runs a business nearby, told the BBC: "It just barrelled through a completely full intersection of pedestrians. There was no attempt to bra...