At least 9 people were killed and many others injured on Monday evening when a truck crashed into a public square in Berlin.
According to police, the truck ran over the sidewalk at about 40 mph and drove into the crowd around wooden stands into a Christmas market in Breitscheidplatz.
A police spokesperson said at least 50 pedestrians were injured from the “severe incident.” Video surveillance reportedly showed the vehicle was a tractor-trailer.
Emma Rushton, who was in the market when the truck came through, told CNN she “saw at least 10 people” injured and lying on the ground.
She shared a photo of some of the wreckage on Twitter, posting:
Rushton said the truck didn’t slow down as it traveled through the area that had no roads, adding:
“There’s no way it was an accident.”
Police did not confirm whether or not the incident was an act of terror, and had no information on the driver — who reportedly died on the spot. The Berlin Police Department‘s Twitter account said:
Our hearts go out to the victims of this senseless tragedy, and we will continue to update you with more information as this story develops…
[Image via N-TV/CNN.]