Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Car drives into crowd in Times Square, injuring several

Car drives into crowd in Times Square, injuring several Car drives into crowd in Times Square, injuring several
Kenny Thornton | 19 May, 2017, 06:54

The incident sparked jitters after recent deadly car-ramming attacks in London, Berlin and the French city of Nice, but officials said early evidence did not point to a terror link.

A woman's body lay covered with a bloodstained blanket. "Preliminarily it looks more like a vehicle accident than anything else", a NY police spokesman told AFP.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Rojas is a veteran of the U.S. Navy with a history of two previous drunk-driving arrests and a May arrest for menacing.

Footage has been shared on Twitter of the police presence in the area, with a man believed to be the driver of the vehicle being arrested by NYPD officers.

Hundreds of thousands of people pass through the bustling commercial area every day. The bollards are created to stop vehicles going about 30 miles an hour, he said.

"He's easily, probably going over 40 (mph)", Rivera said.

Rojas enlisted in the Navy in 2011 and was an electrician's mate fireman apprentice, according to the Navy.

Before striking pedestrians, the vehicle was "out of control", an emergency management official said. It wasn't clear when he would get a lawyer or face formal charges in court.

The suspect's speeding auto reportedly jumped a curb, and photos show the smoking vehicle on the sidewalk.

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"People were being hit and rolling off the vehicle", said Josh Duboff, who works at the nearby Thomson Reuters headquarters. Sources said he punched a police officer as they took him into custody.

Emergency response crews, including ambulances and fire trucks, were on the scene, which had been cordoned off.

Vehicle runs into pedestrians in Times Square. She ran into a building and prayed, she said. He was combative with officers who handcuffed him, authorities said.

Ms Annie Donahey, 24, had just left work on Seventh Avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets when the auto, a maroon Honda, sped past her and slammed into pedestrians on the sidewalk.

Police said 23 people were hit by the auto, including an 18-year-old woman who died.

"People were trying to jump out of the way". "There's this red auto, full speed, careening down the sidewalk".

"On behalf of the Irish government, I wish to express our condolences and solidarity with the people of NY at this time". "They mowed everyone down".

Witnesses reported that he drove the wrong way and on a sidewalk for at least three blocks, mowing down pedestrians. Islamic State claimed responsibility.

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