Car crashes into group of people in Berlin

STORY: A 29-year-old man drove his car into a crowd of people in Berlin on Wednesday, killing one person.

Police say his vehicle veered onto a pavement twice in a district popular with tourists and shoppers.

According to Germany's Bild newspaper, the person killed was a teacher who has been with a group of her school children. They were on a street near the war-ravaged Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, one of the German capital's best-known landmarks.

Police identified the driver as a German-Armenian man, whose car eventually crashed into a shop window.

He was detained by bystanders and handed over to the authorities.

Police said it was not yet clear whether it was an accident or a deliberate act.

Thilo Cablitz is a spokesperson for Berlin Police:

"To reconstruct the event we are obviously looking if this was an intentional act or a traffic accident that might have occurred due to a medical emergency. We are currently trying to clear this up which is why so many colleagues are working here right now to collect evidence to reliably determine if it's one or the other."

The site was cordoned off, while rescue workers moved the injured into ambulances.

Over a dozen people were injured from the crash, according to police.

Six were in a life-threatening condition, and another three were seriously hurt, the fire service said.

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