What happened?

At 10:30 a.m., the driver of a Renault Clio drove into a group of people on the sidewalk near Berlin’s Rankestrasse, where Kurfürstendamm merges into Tauentzienstrasse. He then drove back onto the street and onto the sidewalk again near Marburger Straße. The car finally drove into a shop window and stopped there.

Who are the victims?

According to the current status, five people were critically injured in the incident, three others seriously, and one woman died. According to the fire brigade, there is also an unknown number of minor injuries.

According to Tagesspiegel information, the fatality is a 51-year-old teacher from Hesse. According to Tagesspiegel information, students of the dead are among the injured, and the driver is also said to be injured. Another teacher is said to be seriously injured.

What do we know about the driver?

The driver is a 29-year-old German-Armenian. It is said to be Gor H., who lives with his sister in Berlin-Charlottenburg. The man was arrested and questioned after the crime. According to witnesses, he is said to have made a confused impression after leaving the car. He was also identified by the federal police at the zoo because he had no papers with him.

What is the background of the incident?