In the case of the heavy traffic accident in Berlin on Friday evening, the police continue to assume that the driver acted without intent.
Four people, including a toddler, were killed at the corner of Invalidenstraße and Ackerstrasse in the Mitte district, when a Porsche SUV raced across the sidewalk. Another five people were injured, three of them - the occupants of the vehicle - heavy. "All evidence suggests an accident," said a spokeswoman for the SPIEGEL.
The police also announced the precise course of the accident: the SUV drove up the Invalidenstraße from the North Station and, at the height of the Ackerstraße, came to the left of the carriageway for reasons that were not yet clear. He crossed the sidewalk, knocked over a traffic light mast and several bollards, and only came to a halt after breaking a fence. "There is no doubt about this representation," said the police spokeswoman. The exact cause of the accident is still unclear.
The fire brigade searched the place with a thermal camera to make sure that all victims were recovered. "We want to exclude 100 percent that not yet injured or shocked people are hiding or lost here," said a fire department spokesman. Emergency counselors looked after witnesses who had witnessed the accident. "Underneath is also the mother of the toddler, who is completely intact physically," says the spokesman. She had a second child with her.
According to reports of the "Tagesspiegel" came in the accident, the grandmother of the killed toddler killed. At the wheel, therefore, was a middle-aged man, next to a woman. They are said to have been traveling with a six-year-old girl.
At the scene of the accident, dozens of residents arrived on Saturday morning. They laid flowers on the sidewalk at the intersection of Invalidenstrasse and Ackerstrasse and put out candles.