One dead and 24 injured after car plow into pedestrians in Times Square

A preliminary investigation suggests the deadly crash was accidental

At least one person has died and nearly two dozen were hurt when a wrong-way driver slammed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square Thursday, senior officials familiar with the investigation tell NBC 4 New York.  

The driver, 26-year-old Richard Rojas of the Bronx, according to multiple law enforcement sources, was taken into custody after barreling into the lunch-hour crowd near 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue shortly before noon. The sources say Rojas, who has a history of DWI arrests and license suspensions, made a wrong turn on Seventh Avenue and started careening down the sidewalk, mowing down pedestrians before crashing into a traffic pole.

Click  full coverage from NBC New York 

Photo Credit – Adam Hollinsworth
Injured people are seen on the sidewalk in Times Squar CREDIT: REUTERS

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