A witness tells of the truck “going through people” and “pulling everything down” as it crashed into a crowded German market.Around 50 others were injured, including several critically, and the suspected driver has been arrested.

A passenger died in the crash at Breitscheidplatz, near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in central Berlin.Witnesses said it was not an accident and the lorry had shown no signs of slowing down.
One spoke of the vehicle “going through people” and “pulling everything down” as it tore through tables and wooden .truck veered into the market during one of the most crowded times, with people gathering in huts that sell food and Christmas goods.
Images from the scene showed the damaged black truck on the pavement with its windscreen smashed and debris scattered nearby.
The lorry was Polish-registered and it is claimed the owner of the truck believes it had been hijacked.Witness Emma Rushton, who had been just several feet from the crash, told Sky News: “It wasn’t an accident. It was going at 40mph through the middle of the market.
“There was no way it could have come off the road and it showed no signs of slowing down.Ms Rushton said: “We were sitting and drinking – then we heard a really loud bang, some of the Christmas lights being pulled down.
“We saw the articulated vehicle going through people and through the stalls and just pulling everything down.
“Then everything went dark. It was very difficult to be there. There were lots of people screaming and yelling.”
Another witness Mike Fox said the lorry missed him by only about three metres as it drove into the market.
“It was definitely deliberate,” said the tourist from Birmingham

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