Car Plows Into Crowd In Times Square
May 18th, 2017
This week at least 13 people have been injured after a car struck pedestrians in New York’s Times Square today at about noon, according to the New York Fire Department.
The conditions of the people were not known at this time, according to sources. A spokesperson from the New York Police Department said the driver of the car had been taken into custody and Times Square is pretty much under lockdown right now until further investigation is done.
A maroonish-red Honda Accord is shown sitting tilted on a bollard in the center of Times Square where there's typically a cword of people walking. It's right wheels off the ground on the northwest corner of 45th Street and Broadway and its front hood was crumpled and the trunk was left hanging open.
The driver of the Honda has been extricated from the car, several news outlets have reported
The NYPD says the motive is not terror, thankfully, but unfortunately possibly a DWI situation. They have released the information that the driver is a twenty-six-year-old man who is from the Bronx and has two prior DWIs on his record, according to the NYPD.
You can check back for more information and updates as details are released.