1 killed, 22 injured in NYC's Times Square fatal car incident
May 19,2017 By:Xinhua
May 19, 2017 -- Photo taken on May 18, 2017 shows the scene of a car crash incident at Times Square in New York City, the United States. One young woman was killed and 22 people injured after a car plowed into pedestrians in Times Square on Thursday, officials said. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)
NEW YORK, May 19, 2017 -- The man who drove a car into a crowd in Times Square on Thursday was in custody, in which one was killed and 22 others injured, New York's mayor said.
Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference here that based on the information they had, "there is no indication that this was an act of terrorism."
The driver, 26-year-old Richard Rojas from the Bronx, served in the U.S. Navy and has a criminal record, the mayor said, adding that cause of the incident is under investigation.
"The car was driving at 80 or 85 m/h against traffic, and it came here, I said 'stop! stop! stop!'but it didn't," Abdul Hamid, owner of a food cart at the corner of Broadway and W45W street, told Xinhua.
The red Honda car crashed into a pole and came to rest at W45th Street and Broadway.
Officials said Rojas made a U-turn onto a sidewalk in Times Square. He drove on the sidewalk for there blacks, striking an 18-year-old woman who died of injuries.
The 22 injured are receiving treatment in nearby hospitals.