Car plows into crowd in Times Square; 1 dead, 13 injured

UPDATE:  As two commenters said, this appears to be the work of a drunk driver. I can’t say I’m glad to hear that, as one is dead and 13 hurt, but at least it’s an isolated incident:

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CNN reports something that just happened in New York City:

One person was killed and at least 13 others injured Thursday when a car struck pedestrians in Manhattan’s bustling Times Square, police and fire officials said.

Social media images show injured people, a car upended at an angle and crowds gathered in the heart of the tourist hub.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio are on their way to the scene. President Donald Trump, whose home at Trump Tower is one mile from the crash scene, is aware of the incident and will be updated, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted.

Developing story – more to come

Here’s a photo from CNN:

6 Comments

  1. Posted May 18, 2017 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Driver appeared intoxicated, according to reports. Has history of DWIs.

    • Posted May 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

      You beat me to it. That’s what the NYT is reporting.

      • jwthomas
        Posted May 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

        Don’t drink and drive. Better:
        Don’t drink and always use public transportation.

  2. J. Quinton
    Posted May 18, 2017 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    The Daily Mail (yeah, I know…) has a lot more info

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4519920/Driver-tried-flee-deadly-Times-Square-crash.html

    It doesn’t look like he was drunk, but on some other drugs. And maybe was an attempted suicide by cop.

  3. Posted May 19, 2017 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    What a waste …

  4. Dave137
    Posted May 19, 2017 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Off with his head.


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