Car mows down commuters as it plunges down stairs at Berlin subway station

Scene of the crash

The car driver, 19, and his 20-year-old passenger were seriously injured in the crash – while the 21-year-old cyclist suffered severe injuries to the head and chest.

On the platform a 28-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman also suffered minor injuries.

Photos from the scene show the light coloured car as it emerged underground after crashing down the station stairs yesterday evening.

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Several fire crews are at the scene to try and recover the vehicle

Stunned commuters look on as the vehicle made its way underground and on the platform.

Several fire crews are at the scene to try and recover the vehicle, with almost 20 vehicles surrounding the station.

Firefighter Michael Pawellek confirmed the scene of the accident remains blocked, with the clear-up expected to take up to 24 hours.

The collision comes asĀ Berlin hosts the Kirchentag fetsival amid heightened security fears across Europe following the Manchester suicide bombing on Monday.

Twenty-two people were killed were ISIS fanatic Salman Abedi detonated a suicide vest as fans left an Arian Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

Now many countries have stepped up levels of policing for fear of another attack.

Berlin is expected to see an extra 150,000 people visit the city this weekend for the congress.