One dead as car hits Times Square crowd

One person is dead and 12 others injured after a car drove on to a pavement in New York City’s Times Square, the city fire department says.

The driver is in custody and the area has been sealed off, according to the New York Police Department.

The vehicle reportedly jumped the kerb at 7th Avenue and 45th St near the city’s popular tourist spot.

Photos showed a red Honda partially on its side on the pavement with smoke and flames spewing from the bonnet.

Images on social media also showed people being taken away on stretchers and other casualties strewn around the walkway.

Police reportedly said the driver “lost control” and the collision appeared to be an accident.

They added the incident was not connected to terrorism, CBS reported.

CBS reports that NYPD says the man in custody is suspected of driving while impaired, a charge often linked to drug or alcohol use.

God protect us all!

 

BBC

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