Car rams Times Square pedestrians, kills one, injures others - Reuters
A speeding car crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City's busy Times Square on Thursday, killing one person and injuring at least 12, and police said the incident did not appear to be an act of terrorism, witnesses, police and news media said, Reuters reports.
A Reuters witness said one person was covered with a bloodstained blanket after the collision, which occurred around noon local time at the Midtown Manhattan tourist venue.
The vehicle was a red Honda sedan and CBS New York Television said the driver had been removed. Television footage showed police officers restraining a man in a dark T-shirt and placing him in a police car.
Witnesses said the motorist had driven against traffic and onto the sidewalk, striking pedestrians.
Seven people were being placed on stretchers, a Reuters witness said. Shoes were scattered at the scene and one person was covered by a bloodstained blanket, the Reuters witness said.
What's happening in Times Square?? This car was in the sidewalk and people are on the streets pic.twitter.com/PsepRtfrAr— gb (@gb__) May 18, 2017
Crazy car crash in the middle of Times Square. We are being told to shelter in place pic.twitter.com/jvEhISIhcn— Christopher Rudolph (@chrisreindeer) May 18, 2017
At least one dead from Times Square vehicle on sidewalk. Others injured. pic.twitter.com/Pj7VrclKbZ— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) May 18, 2017