Ambulance in action: Several children have been injured in the accident (symbolic image)

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In Chemnitz, there was a serious accident on Tuesday in which several children were injured.

According to the police, an 83-year-old man lost control of his car in the morning after the vehicle collided with the curb. The car then spun, went off the road and hit the pavement.

At that time there was a kindergarten group with kindergarten teachers. Seven children between the ages of three and six were hit by the car and injured, two of them seriously. Two kindergarten teachers were slightly injured.

The police are now conducting further investigations. According to the current state of knowledge, it is not assumed that the man intentionally drove into the children's group.