Heavy accident in Berlin-Mitte: A Porsche crashed onto a sidewalk, killing four people in the process. The accident is still unclear.
Update from the 8th of September: The question of the cause of the accident is still unclear. "We have had an accident-reconstruction report created," said Mona Lorenz, spokeswoman for the Berlin prosecutor, the Bild am Sonntag. Striking: There was probably no skid marks. The cockpit camera of a taxi driver had recorded the accident, the video was before the police. On it it seemed as if the brake lights of the Porsche light up. Did not the brakes work properly? Mona Lorenz: "The vehicle was confiscated. At the present time, we can not rule out a technical defect, "says Lorenz.
Horror accident in Berlin: Porsche SUV racing on sidewalk
News from September 7th: Update, 8:56 pm: After the tragic accident in Berlin-Mitte, one day after the accident uncertainty about the cause of the accident prevails. As the police explained on Saturday, so far, a medical emergency with the driver of the accident car can not be excluded. Meanwhile, a video shows the dramatic minutes before the devastating crash.
In the video published by RTL can be seen how the Porsche SUV drives on the opposite lane over an intersection. With significantly increased speed the car drives towards a group on the sidewalk.
The church of St. Elisabeth, which is close to the scene of the accident, was to be opened to silent commemoration on Sunday during the day. A concert planned for Sunday as well as the open day of the girls' choir of the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin were postponed, as the church announced.
Update, 6:54 pm: Several hundred people of the victims of the heavy traffic accident on the evening before in Berlin-Mitte were thinking of a vigil on Saturday evening. Many participants sat on the Invalidenstraße, which was closed to traffic. They were silent for four minutes – one minute for each fatality. For each a white plastic figurine was placed at the scene of the accident.
An SUV had strayed off the road on Friday night. The cause of the accident was initially unclear, the police in their investigation, including health problems for the driver into consideration.
The SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) had fatally injured a three-year-old boy, a 64-year-old woman – the unconfirmed information of the baby's grandmother – and two men, 28 and 29 years old. At the scene of the accident, people laid flowers, cards and stuffed animals over people all Saturday and put out candles.
Update, 14.56 clock: After the accident with four dead in Berlin the police examine also whether a medical emergency with the driver of the car could have been the cause. Initial evidence flowed as well as other statements, information and evidence in the preliminary investigation, said the authority on Saturday. The 42-year-old was taken blood. He suffered head injuries in the accident on Friday night and is in the hospital.
The man had strayed off the road in his off-road vehicle (SUV) at the intersection of Invalidenstrasse and Ackerstrasse. The car caught four people on the sidewalk: a three-year-old boy, a 64-year-old woman, and two men, aged 28 and 29, were injured at the scene of the accident. The mother of the toddler who had another child survived, according to fire department.
According to police, a 38-year-old and her nine-year-old boy suffered a shock, as did the two other car occupants, a six-year-old girl and a 67-year-old woman. For possible kinship, the police did not provide information for reasons of piety.
Update, 12:15 pm: At the scene of the accident with four dead in Berlin-Mitte dozens of residents expressed their grief on Saturday morning. They laid flowers on the sidewalk at the intersection of Invalidenstrasse and Ackerstrasse and put out candles. Passers-by discussed the possible course of the accident. The clubs FOOT, Changing Cities and Traffic Club Germany called for Saturday night to a vigil at the scene of the accident. They called for fewer cars and more stringent speed limits. "Every kilometer more is an additional danger – and with super heavy SUVs even more than with smaller vehicles," it said.
On Friday evening, a Porsche SUV had driven over the sidewalk and through a fence on a building plot. Four people, including a toddler, died according to police.
Residents said on Saturday at the scene of the accident, the SUV had gone too fast, have bent a traffic light mast and turned in the air. The police are still evaluating results of forensics and the testimony of the witnesses. Experts of the traffic police were on the scene until the night, in order to secure traces of the accident. It all points to a traffic accident, said the police spokesman dpa-Inquiry.
Berlin: Porsche races on sidewalk – four people dead, three seriously injured – in the car sat a child
Update from September 7, 6:30 pm:Meanwhile, more and more details about the terrible accident are becoming known. As a police spokesman said, three people were severely injured, including the driver and co-driver of the accident car. Loud "Berliner Morgenpost" it should be the passenger to the mother of the driver. They were treated on site by forces of the Berlin fire department. Later that night, a fire department spokesman said a six-year-old girl was also injured. The girl was in the accident in the Porsche. The girl was taken to a hospital.
Berlin: Porsche races on sidewalk – four people dead
News of September 6: Berlin – In Berlin, a serious accident has occurred: In the district of Mitte, a Porsche SUV raced on a walkway and has torn four people to their deaths. Three people were seriously injured as things stand today. That tweeted the police Berlin. The car broke through a sidewalk barrier at the corner of Invalidenstrasse and Ackerstrasse in the early evening and landed in a shrubbery.
Among the victims is also a child. It was about three to four years old. People should have been on the sidewalk. Whether these were covered by the car, but still needs to be clarified, said a police spokesman. The driver had come to the hospital seriously injured for inpatient treatment.
Porsche races on sidewalk in Berlin: accident still unclear
According to initial findings, several people were in the car – like many, was initially unclear. Possibly passengers were thrown out of the car when he landed in the vacant lot.
Loud image There were three people in the Porsche, in addition to the driver, a woman and a six-year-old child, who was also injured. The driver was from the Dusseldorf area. "When we arrived literally a picture of the horror has shown," the newspaper quoted a fire department spokesman.
The accident is still completely open. First, the question was whether it is a deliberate act. However, everything points to a traffic accident, according to the police spokesman.
Our traffic investigation service has started the investigation into the cause of the accident. According to the current situation, 4 people were killed in the accident and 3 others were seriously injured, including the driver.#You're welcome refrain from speculation out of consideration for relatives. pic.twitter.com/JaKgPOdHe7
– Police Berlin (@polizeiberlin) September 6, 2019
Serious accident in Berlin: Several ambulances on site
The fire brigade searched the place with a thermal camera to make sure that all victims were recovered. The police also had several crew transporters at the accident site. Ambulances waited in a row. Present witnesses were interviewed to clarify the accident. 40 emergency services were loud Berlin morning mail on site.
The Invalidenstraße was closed between gate and field road in both directions, which diverted there long-running tram lines. "Please do not interfere with the rescue and rescue teams on site," the police tweeted Berlin. image According to the police, the driver assumes that the driver lost control of the vehicle.
PORSCHE #SPEEDER kills several people corner Invalidenstraße / Ackerstraße (vor #ACKERHALLE) ☠️ Road closure, tram lines @BVG_Tram # Invalid road # Farmland road #romantikkiez # m12 # m8 pic.twitter.com/gKyWCyRllW
– romance neighborhood (@romantikkiez) September 6, 2019
A BMW raced into a group of pedestrians on Friday evening in Stuttgart. The police speak of several seriously injured, as Heidelberg24 * reports.
* Heidelberg24.de is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.
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