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

North Korea threatens to ‘blow up’ White House
views 40
North Korea has issued a threat to attack US landmarks after claiming to have proof that the government was behind the controversial movie The Intervi...
Germany shooting: Man killed after opening fire at cinema 
views 161
A masked gunman has been shot dead by police after storming a German cinema complex and opening fire. The man entered the cinema complex in Western Ge...
SPAIN: Madrid rail station evacuated over suspicious package
views 63
MADRID: Spanish police today evacuated a busy metro and commuter railway station in Madrid during the evening rush hour after a suspicious package was...
Melbourne plane crash: Five killed as aircraft hits shopping centre
views 20
Four US citizens and an Australian pilot have died after their light plane crashed into a shopping centre in Melbourne, Australia. The charter flight...
Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas
views 56
CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) — A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripp...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK