Car drives into crowd at French kite-flying festival, injuring ten

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Car drives into crowd at French kite-flying festival, injuring ten


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Elderly driver reportedly lost control of vehicle in Berck-sur-Mer in northern France
Four seriously injured people included two pensioners, according to emergency services in Berck-sur-Mer. Photograph: Twitter
At least 11 people have been injured after a car drove into a crowd at an international kite-flying festival in northern France on Saturday, according to reports.

Initial reports suggested that an elderly driver lost control of their vehicle and collided into pedestrians in the seaside town of Berck-sur-Mer at around 6:25pm near rue de l’Ancien Calvaire.

The most seriously injured were four women, including two pensioners, aged 75 and 82, the emergency services said.

The circumstances of the crash and the condition of the elderly driver are unclear. The driver has been arrested by the police, according to reports in France.

The annual festival is held over several days, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world.

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