Truck collides with multiple cars in German city Limburg, 17 injured

Henrietta Strickland
October 8, 2019

A man driving a stolen truck plowed into several cars in the center of the German city of Limburg on Monday, injuring 16 people, according to police.

A man hijacked a truck at about 5:20 pm of local time and the drove up to other cars and crashed into them, according to the police.

The driver, who was also reportedly injured in the collision has been arrested, though police are still determining whether the incident was an accident or a deliberate attack.

Local police tweeted that speculation was unhelpful and that extensive investigations were ongoing. However, Frankfurter Neue Presse report indicates the driver was a Muslim, as he allegedly spoke Arabic and used the word "Allah" in his speech.

Several people were being treated in hospital, one of them in a critical condition. But police did not confirm this account.

The attack left at least 8 vehicles damaged, with some people jammed inside their cars due to sheer force of the impact, police say. She said they found a man sitting beneath a tree without knowing he had been behind the wheel.

Ms Yeisley told FNP: "He was bleeding from the nose, his hands were bloody, his pants torn".

Germany has been on alert following several jihadist attacks in recent years claimed by the Islamic State group. "I asked him his name and he said, "My name is Mohammed".

Regional police took to Twitter to urge the public to not speculate about a motive for the incident, saying "no-one needs trolling or wild speculation".

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Germany's domestic security watchdog, warned in April of an increased risk posed by IS fighters returning from Syria and northern Iraq.

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