US News One Killed, 22 Injured After Car Hits Pedestrians in Times Square

01:35  19 may  2017
01:35  19 may  2017 Source:   MSN

Victim ID'd in NYC's Times Square fatal car wreck

  Victim ID'd in NYC's Times Square fatal car wreck Alyssa Elsman, 18, died after being struck by Richard Rojas who's accused of driving his car through a crowd through tourist areaElsman's 13-year-old sister was among 22 others who were injured. CBS affiliate WWMT-TV in West Michigan reports her name is Ava.

Officials said at least 22 people have been injured and one was killed . Video shows car wreckage in Times Square after vehicle crashed and hit multiple pedestrians ; at least 13 people being treated, FDNY says. pic.twitter.com/edMDZarDZp.

Video coverage: Driver hits pedestrians in busy Times Square ( 1 of 8). 1 dead, 19 injured after being struck by car in Times Square . Candace McCowan has the latest developments from the scene.

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New York driver suspect was 'hearing voices'

  New York driver suspect was 'hearing voices' The Navy veteran suspected of driving his car into pedestrians in New York reportedly told police he had been hearing voices at the time.  Richard Rojas, 26, is accused of steering his car onto the pavement in the heart of Times Square, driving for three blocks and hitting 23 pedestrians along the way. One of them - a teenager - died.He then walked from the vehicle waving his arms before being tackled by members of the public, including a ticket seller and a security guard at a Planet Hollywood restaurant.

Video coverage: Driver hits pedestrians in busy Times Square ( 1 of 8). 1 dead, 19 injured after being struck by car in Times Square . Candace McCowan has the latest developments from the scene.

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One person was killed and 22 were injured when a car plowed into a crowd in New York’s Times Square on Thursday afternoon, law-enforcement officials said.

The driver of the car, who was taken into custody, was identified as 26-year-old Richard Rojas of the Bronx. A law-enforcement official said he has two previous DWI arrests.

A law-enforcement official said there was no immediate evidence to suggest that the crash was an act of terrorism. The crash was “an isolated incident,” the NYPD said. Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo were heading to the scene.

Accused Times Square Crash Driver Charged With Murder

  Accused Times Square Crash Driver Charged With Murder The driver accused of plowing his car through a busy Times Square sidewalk was charged with murder and 20 counts of attempted murder, the New York Police Department said.Richard Rojas, a 26-year-old Bronx resident, was arraigned in Manhattan criminal court on Friday and charged with murder and 20 counts of attempted murder. His attorney, Enrico DeMarco, didn’t immediately return a call for comment.

BREAKING NEWS 1 dead, 22 hurt after car plows into crowd in Times Square . Full Story. One person was killed and nearly two dozen people were injured after a car crashed into pedestrians in the middle of a busy Times Square in New York City Thursday.

One person was killed and at least 22 people were injured when a car struck pedestrians in Times Square on Thursday, according to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. The driver of the maroon Honda was Richard Rojas, a 26-year-old resident of The Bronx, New York.

Julie Fallow, 47, from New Jersey, was standing at 42nd Street and 7th Avenue with her daughter and niece when the incident unfolded.

“All of a sudden a car gunned it at an angle in front of us and went up on the curb and hit a huge group of people waiting to cross,” Ms. Fallow said. “Then he kept driving through people.”

“Bodies were flying left and right. He was running over the people that were stuck under his car, just kept going,” she said. “I don’t understand what happened, but what I saw was terrifying.”

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  Accused Times Square Crash Driver Charged With Murder The driver accused of plowing his car through a busy Times Square sidewalk was charged with murder and 20 counts of attempted murder, the New York Police Department said.Richard Rojas, a 26-year-old Bronx resident, was arraigned in Manhattan criminal court on Friday and charged with murder and 20 counts of attempted murder. His attorney, Enrico DeMarco, didn’t immediately return a call for comment.

NJ Burkett has the latest developments in Times Square . One person was killed and at least a dozen people were injured after a car crashed into pedestrians in the middle of a busy Times Square in New York City Thursday.

A speeding car plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City's busy Times Square , killing one person and injuring 22 , and authorities On March 22 , five people were killed in London and about 40 injured after a car hit pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a

Two street vendors on 45th Street and Broadway said the car was rushing uptown on Broadway in the wrong direction. They said It hit a pole on the Northwest corner in addition tot he pedestrians.

Sandra Verbrugghe, 40, a tourist from Antwerp, Belgium, was sitting in the plaza in Times Square when she and her friend heard a bang and saw smoke.

She thought the noise was coming from the subway, but then she saw the car on fire.

“The officers started running to us and told everyone to get away,” she said. “I’m still shaking a little bit.

Dina Bombardo, 45, a tourist visiting from Syracuse with her 14-year-old daughter, saw the car driving along Broadway and witnessed a woman nearly being struck outside the Uniqlo store.

The car was smoking, moving slowly, she said, and looked to swerve and avoid another westbound car, before hitting a balustrade. People rushed to the car hoping to help the driver, said Ms. Bombardo.

“Then a bazillion people started running, screaming, yelling,” she said.

“Then people started taking pictures.”

Kaoru Emura, a researcher at NHK, said she was on 42nd Street and 7th Avenue when she saw the car driving on sidewalk plow into people waiting for the light. ‘The hood was covered by four or five people.”

Two tourists from Denmark were so shaken by what they saw they went to a hotel bar. Sissel Ravn said a man from a tourist bus company saw the car speeding north and yelled stop to the car and ‘get away!’ to pedestrians Her fiancé, Laust Dupont, said ‘people jumped for their lives.”

He said at one point the car was driving on the sidewalk. Ms. Ravn said the car hit the pole and flipped onto several people. “I thought in my head there is a bomb inside so we ran.”

One Killed, 22 Injured After Car Hits Pedestrians in Times Square .
One person was killed and 22 were injured when a car plowed into a crowd in New York’s Times Square. The driver was identified as a 26-year-old male with two previous DWI arrests.One person was killed and 22 were injured when a car plowed into a crowd in New York’s Times Square on Thursday afternoon, law-enforcement officials said.

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