I.n Frankfurt a car drove into a crowd in the late afternoon. Two people were killed and another was seriously injured. As the police announced, the accident occurred around 4 p.m. on Oskar-von-Miller-Strasse in Ostend. According to current knowledge, the vehicle skid after a curve and swept away part of a concrete pillar of a house. The SUV caught passers-by on the footpath.
One of the victims, a 62-year-old man from the Ostalb district in Baden-Württemberg, and a young cyclist who was on the road as a bicycle courier, were initially taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. A short time later, they succumbed to their injuries, the police said. Another victim, a woman, survived seriously injured.
Whether the driver was traveling at excessive speed with his BMW is currently being checked, the spokesman said. Based on the overall circumstances, it can be assumed. So far, however, there is nothing to indicate a race or an attack. The man was taken to a police station, among other things, to take his testimony. He is being investigated. According to the police spokesman, there was initially no evidence of alcohol or other drugs. “But we are still at the very beginning of the investigation,” he emphasized. The police continued to ask for evidence.
The driver’s identity is also currently being checked. As a police spokesman announced, he had papers with him. However, these could not clearly prove whether it was also the person specified there. According to reports, it is about a 35-year-old German citizen with a migration background. Details about the man were not known. However, he should not be seriously injured.
It is also currently unclear whether he was actually alone in the car. At first, the police said there was no doubt about it. However, witnesses have now reported who saw a second person at the car immediately after the accident.
Oskar-von-Miller-Strasse was cordoned off over a large area. Another parked vehicle was damaged in the accident. An appraiser was called in to clarify what had happened.