Swiss police: car drives into crowd, 1 dead

AP News
Posted: Feb 10, 2012 3:51 AM
Swiss police: car drives into crowd, 1 dead

Swiss police appealed for witnesses Friday after a car hit a group of people standing outside a Zurich bar, killing one person and injuring five others.

Swiss media cited eyewitnesses saying the driver appeared to have intentionally steered his vehicle into the group after a verbal altercation with the owner of the bar in Zurich's Langstrasse, a popular nightlife area in Switzerland's biggest city.

Zurich city police spokeswoman Judith Hoedl told The Associated Press that the exact circumstances of the incident, which occurred at 5.30 a.m. (0430 GMT) Friday, weren't yet known.

A 39-year-old Swiss man died of injuries on the spot, she said. Four men and a woman aged between 21 and 36 years were injured, said Hoedl. They included the 25-year-old driver of the car.