International: One dead, several injured as car hits pedestrians in Times Square

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 14:15

One person was killed and about a dozen were injured when a car struck pedestrians in New York’s Times Square on Thursday at about noon, according to the Fire Department.

The driver appeared to have been either drunk or on drugs, a law enforcement official said.

He has a history of DWI arrests, the official said.The conditions of the people injured were not known, a spokeswoman said.

A Police Department spokesman said the driver of the car had been taken into custody.

A maroon Honda Accord sat tilted on a bollard in Times Square, its right wheels off the ground on the northwest corner of 45th Street and Broadway. Its front hood was crumpled and its trunk was open.

SOURCE: https://www.nytimes.com

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