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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Drugged driver crashes car in Berlin underground station after chase.

 Deutschland Berlin Auto fährt in U-Bahnhof (picture-alliance/dpa/P. Zinken)
The drugged driver was arrested after barreling into a U-Bahn station in Berlin. It is the second time this year a car has driven into an U-Bahn station.

Police chased a car through Berlin's streets on Sunday before the driver lost control and plowed down a flight of stairs into an underground station, miraculously not injuring or killing anyone.

The 25-year-old driver without a valid license admitted to taking drugs before the hot police pursuit through the German capital.

His black Ford smashed against a column inside the Rathaus Spandau U-Bahn stop after it hit a median in the road, went over the sidewalk and flew down the entrance stairs.
 Deutschland Berlin Auto fährt in U-Bahnhof (picture-alliance/dpa/P. Zinken)
The man was arrested, but two people inside the car with him fled the scene.

The police chase started after a traffic control stop. The car's license plate numbers were on a police list, a police spokesperson said.

At the time of the crash, about 20:15, there were many people in the station. One man had to jump out of the way of the car.

"We can speak of a certain degree of luck that nothing happened," a police spokesperson said.

It was the first time a car drove into an underground station in Berlin.

In May, a driver seeking to avoid hitting a cyclist lost control and went down the stairs of the U-Bahn station at Bernauer Street. The accident left the driver, passenger and a pedestrian severely injured.

Three other people were lightly injured.
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