Over a dozen injured in Poland after car drove into crowd

A police officer in Poland.
A police officer in Poland. Copyright Matthias Schrader/AP
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A car drove into a group of pedestrians at a crossing in Szczecin, injuring at least 19 and including three children.


A car struck a crowd of people waiting at a tram stop on Friday in the northwestern Polish city of Szczecin, injuring at least 19 people, and then collided with three other vehicles as the driver tried to flee the scene, local police said.

The injured included three children, Szczecin police spokesman Paweł Pankau said. Two people were reported to be in critical condition.

The collision occurred at a busy intersection at the start of the rush hour, at around 4 p.m. local time.

Police said the Polish driver, a 33-year-old resident of Szczecin, fled but he was arrested soon after.

Pankau said there was no suspicion of terrorism. He didn't provide further details.

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