18 May '17, 4pm

UPDATE: 1 dead, 12 injured after car ploughs into pedestrians at #NewYork's #TimesSquare

NEW YORK: A speeding car went against traffic, mounted the sidewalk and ploughed into pedestrians on the sidewalk at Times Square in Manhattan on Thursday (May 18), killing an 18-year-old woman. 22 others were injured in the incident, which took place at the height of lunch hour. The driver was taken into police custody and later identified by officials as Richard Rojas, 26, of New York. New York's mayor Bill de Blasio said the driver served in the US Navy and had a criminal record, and that there was no indication the crash was connected to terrorism. (Photo: FDNY) Advertisement Advertisement The driver's actions had appeared "intentional", a witness told Reuters. The red sedan had gone against traffic, mounted the sidewalk and rammed into pedestrians as it travelled three blocks before the crash, officials said. The car ploughed into a pole and finally came to rest at 45...

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