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Times Square Car Crash Photos: Must-See Pictures & Videos Of Scene

A speeding vehicle jumped the curb and his pedestrians on the sidewalk at Times Square. Nearby buildings are on lockdown and the New York Police Department closed off the area.

Emergency response in New York City’s Times Square due to incident involving a car reportedly hitting pedestrians.

New York Police Department say that at least 22 people are receiving treatment after a vehicle hit pedestrians in Time Square. At least one person has died, a senior official familiar with the investigation tells NBC 4 News. The victim is reportedly an 18-year-old woman who was with her 12-year-old sister at the time.

Witnesses said the man was driving the wrong direction for three blocks. Authorities believe it was an isolated incident related to alcohol and had no connection to terrorism.

UPDATE: A 26-year-old Bronx man with two previous DWI arrests, identified as Richard Rojas, is reportedly in custody. According to ABC News, he attempted to flee the scene. Sources told Newsday Rojas had two previous DWI arrests — in one case, he was going 90 mph in a 50 mph zone, they said.

Social media erupted with concern as witnesses described screaming and abject chaos.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is on his way to the scene, according to his official Twitter account. President Donald Trump is aware of the incident and will be updated, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted.

 

A New York police spokeswoman said she had no immediate information.

Photos & Videos from Times Square Car Crash

About Times Square

Times Square is visited by 360,000 people per day, which means over 131 million people pass through Times Square each year. Formerly known as Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly erected Times Building – now One Times Square – the site of the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop.

The famous site is visited by 360,000 people per day, which means over 131 million people pass through Times Square each year.

Formerly known as Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly erected Times Building – now One Times Square – the site of the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop. More than 460,000 pedestrians walk through Times Square on its busiest days.

 

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