Police say there are indications that the driver is mentally ill and could also hold xenophobic views.

Germany: Man deliberately drives car at pedestrians

A man drove a car into pedestrians in two neighboring German cities overnight to New Year’s Day, injuring four people in what police say could be attacks motivated by the xenophobic attitude of the driver.

Shortly after midnight, the 50-year-old man is reported to have driven deliberately at one male pedestrian in Bottrop, who managed to avoid being hit. The driver then continued on toward the inner city, where he rammed into a group of people standing next to the street, injuring at least four, some seriously.

Police say that the victims included Syrian and Afghan nationals.

Well Merkel makes a lot of folks ill.