One person is dead and at least 13 others have been injured after a car crashed into a crowd of people in New York City’s Times Square.
According to the New York Times, a New York Police Department spokesman says that the driver of the vehicle has been taken into custody.
A spokeswoman for the New York Fire Department says that a car struck pedestrians in Times Square at around noon on Thursday, May 18. The conditions of the surviving victims are not known.
Amaroon Honda Accord drove off the road into a crowd of pedestrians, leaving the car tiled on its driver’s side wheel on the corner of 45th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. The car appeared to have caught fire following the crash.
According to ABC News, law enforcement sources say that the driver is a man in his 20’s who has two DWI’s on his record. The driver reportedly attempted to flee the scene before being apprehended and taken into custody.
The story is developing.
Sources: New York Times, ABC News / Photo Credit: Highway Patrol Images/Wikimedia Commons, WABC via ABC News, Reuters via ABC News