Speeding car ploughs into pedestrians in NYC Times Square, dozens injured

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A speeding car rammed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City’s Times Square.

At least one person died in the incident, Reuters reported. The agency cited witnesses as saying that the car drove against traffic onto the sidewalk striking pedestrians.

CBS reported that at least 20 have been injured, while the city’s officials said 13 have been wounded.

“13 total patients currently reported at scene of motor vehicle accident in Times Square,” the New York Fire Department stated in a Twitter message.

The vehicle that hit pedestrians in the Times Square was a red sedan, CBS New York reported.

It is unclear yet whether the car drove into pedestrians accidentally or not. Media reports suggested that the driver of the car is in custody and being questioned.

“Preliminarily it looks more like a vehicle accident than anything else,” a NYPD spokesman told AFP.

Meanwhile, a witness told Reuters that the driver’s actions appear “intentional.”

More details to follow.

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