"...accelerated toward children..."
"...a German citizen..."
Oh, really? Is that all the information you have, BBC?
Motive unclear. I think I can take a guess...
"A 29-year-old German citizen" ...with a surname that would cause the average European to instantly run out of phlegm.
Headline reads as if the car drove itself. It is therefore, reasonable to presume #Duhversity.