Vehicle hit pedestrians near Toulouse - Three injured

A 28-year-old deliberately drove his vehicle into a group of students in Toulouse, France, on Friday.

All three students hit by the vehicle were Chinese, while the driver told police he rammed them "deliberately", local media said.

Three of the school's students, reportedly Chinese nationals, sustained injuries during the incident.

At least two are in critical condition.

The prosecutor said the driver was known to police for about 10 minor crimes and not listed on a French register of people suspected of being radicalized by extremists.

French police told the AFP news agency that the man driving the Renault Clio was arrested immediately afterwards in Blagnac, in the Haute-Garonne region.

All three of Friday's victims, who were on a crosswalk when the ramming occurred, were in their 20s, with a 23-year-old woman the most seriously injured and two men aged 22 and 23 also hurt.

The driver, a man, was arrested.

He had previously suffered severe psychiatric problems and was released from a court-ordered hospital stay in December 2016, the Toulouse prosecutor said.

The collision happened outside Saint Exupéry high school, according to CNN affiliate BFM TV.


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