At Least 22 Tourists and Pedestrians Injured, 1 Dead in Times Square

By Paul Riegler on 18 May 2017
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Times Square earlier in the week.

Times Square earlier in the week.

NEW YORK—At least 22 people were injured and one person was killed after being struck by a speeding car in a popular tourist district of New York City

The accident occurred around noon local time. The 26-year-old driver appeared to have been intoxicated and had been arrested twice for drunken driving, police officials said.

“Based on information we have at the moment, there is no indication that this was an act of terrorism,” said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference Thursday afternoon in Times Square.

Photos on social media show a maroon Honda Accord stuck on a bollard in Times Square at the corner of Broadway and 45th Street in Manhattan

The Fire Department of New York, which is in charge of emergency medical services in the city, said that it did not have any information about the severity of the injuries.

As a result of the accident and subsequent investigation, Broadway remained closed from 42nd to 49th Street at 14:40 p.m.

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