Speeding Car Plows Into Pedestrians In Times Square — One Dead, Many Injured

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UPDATE 1:35 P.M. EST: The car’s driver has been identified as Richard Rojas (26), a Bronx resident with multiple previous arrests for driving while intoxicated.

The count of known injured has climbed to 19.

This is so unbelievably scary!

NYC emergency services scrambled on Thursday after a speeding car plowed into pedestrians walking through Times Square.

At least one person was killed in the crash, according to city officials, with many more injured. It is currently being reported that as many as 20 might be hurt.

The FDNY confirmed the sad news, originally reporting that 12 other patients were receiving emergency care, though the extent of their injuries is unknown:

Law enforcement sources say the driver of the car is in custody and is being tested for alcohol. Terrorism is not suspected at this time.

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May 18, 2017 12:50pm PST

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