Car drives into carnival crowd in German town

Several people were injured on Monday after a car crashed into a crowd watching a Carnival parade in the German town of Volkmarsen, local media reported, Deutsche Welle reports.

Local public broadcaster Hessenschau reported that at least 10 people were injured, including several small children. Local newspaper Hessische Niedersächsische Allgemeine put the number of injuries at 15.

Police said that the driver of the car has been taken into custody. It remains unclear whether the driver purposefully drove their car into the crowd or whether it was an accident.

The town of Volkmarsen is located in the state of Hesse, some 280 kilometers (175 miles) southwest of Berlin. Dozens of ambulances were called to the scene, as well as a helicopter.

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