Not less than 5 people have been confirmed dead in a tragic incident when a man rammed his car into a group of people using the pedestrian zone last Tuesday in the southwest German city of Trier. One of the victims according to the German police was a 9 month-old baby.
The driver ploughed into the pedestrians, killing 5 people and leaving several others injured
The 51-year-old man behind the wheel of this car in question was arrested by the police. From what we learnt, the car driver has been interrogated by the police and will be charged for murder and manslaughter. According to the chief public prosecutor, the man was found to be driving under intense alcoholic influence and indications of psychological illnesses.
A 9 month-old baby was also killed in this unfortunate incident that happened in Trier
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The Trier police revealed that the reason why the driver ran into the pedestrians is still unknown to them since he has no criminal history or any indication of political motivation.
The scene of the incident has been sealed off by the police while emergency services were spotted in the city
Wolfram Leibe, who is the mayor of Trier, stated that these obscene scenes are usually seen on TVs happening in other countries. He said they do not expect such to happen in Trier. A spokesperson also informed CNN that the police are not looking for any other suspect in connection with the unfortunate incident in the city.
Steffen Seibert, who happens to be the spokesperson to the government, sent condolences to the families that lost their loved ones in this tragic incident and the injured ones who are currently receiving medical care.
The injured pedestrians were taken off the scene for medical treatment
The German police also disclosed that several people were injured when the driver ploughed into the pedestrian zone. The state police in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany, appealed to the public in one of their posts on Twitter to refrain from spreading disinformation.