22 May, Tuesday

Speeding car rams into pedestrians in New York's Times Square

One person died and at least 13 were injured, Reuters reported, citing witnesses


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A speeding car slammed into pedestrians in New York’s Times Square on Thursday afternoon, leaving one dead and at least 13 injured, Reuters reported, citing witnesses.
According to a witness, the ramming attack seems to have been deliberate.
The New York Police Department confirmed that medical assistance in connection with the incident was provided to 13 people. According to available data, the driver of a red sedan was going at high speed against the flow of traffic before he drove onto the sidewalk, striking pedestrians.
The car driver has been detained and taken into custody, according to Fox News. The motives for his actions haven't been established yet. CNN reported, citing informed sources, that earlier this person had already been arrested for driving a car while in a state of intoxication.
Police closed off the area. US President Donald Trump has been informed about the incident. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has arrived at the site of the incident.

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