New York Crash: 1 killed and 22 injured

18-year-old woman killed and 22 injured as car 'intentionally' ploughs into pedestrians in Times Square

New York Crash: 1 killed and 22 injured

A teenager has been killed after a former US naval officer allegedly ploughed his car into pedestrians on a pavement in New York City’s Times Square.

A further 22 people are thought to have been injured in the incident, which happened at the Midtown Manhattan tourist site on Thursday lunchtime.

One injured pedestrian said the collision appeared to be “intentional” and the New York Police Department has closed off the area.

But police said they do not believe the crash was connected to terrorism and tweeted that it was an “isolated incident”.

A 26-year-old man, named by police as Richard Rojas from the Bronx district, was detained by police at the scene. He has previous convictions for driving under the influence and is being tested for alcohol and drug levels in custody.

He was arrested twice – in 2008 and 2015 – for drink-driving offences. Police said the driver did a U-turn and then mounted the pavement between 6th to 8th avenue. Witnesses described how the motorist then proceeded to drive alone the pavement at a speed.




Source : PTI

Related Post

Family of Paris killer: We want him dead
views 159
When the family of Abdelhamid Abaaoud received word from Syria last fall that he had been killed fighting for the Islamic State, it rejoiced at what i...
Syria regime raids kill 20 people including 7 children
views 52
Air raids by Syrian government warplanes killed 20 civilians, including seven children, in an area southeast of Damascus on Thursday, the Syrian Obser...
Zika virus: Brazil says emergency is over
views 6
Brazil has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus after a sharp decrease in cases. The number of cases dropped 95% between Janua...
ISIS executed over 4,000 in Syria in last two years
views 25
The Islamic State militant group has executed over 4,000 people within two years, UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said, calling on...
Teenager Survives ‘Honour’ Killing Attempt
views 49
An 18-year-old Pakistani woman has survived an attack on her life by relatives angry with her for marrying for love. Saba Maqsood appealed for protect...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK