Watch | Times Square horror: Speeding car crashes into pedestrians, one killed, 22 injured
A U.S. Navy veteran plowed his car into pedestrians in New York City’s packed Times Square on Thursday, killing an 18-year-old woman and injuring 22 people. The city’s mayor said there was no indication it was an act of terrorism.
Witnesses said the motorist mounted the sidewalk in a burgundy Honda sedan and sped along for more than three city blocks, knocking people over before the car struck a pole and came to rest at 45th Street and Broadway in Midtown Manhattan.
Security camera footage showed the car slam into pedestrians who moments earlier were ambling along, some carrying shopping bags and others pushing baby strollers.
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Police who took the driver into custody identified him as Richard Rojas, 26, from the New York City borough of the Bronx. They said he had been arrested twice for drunken driving, in 2008 and 2015, and once earlier this month on a charge of menacing for threatening another man with a knife.
A source for the New York Police Department, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters Rojas …read more