1 dead as car hits crowd at Times Square
New York, May 18 (News India)- One woman died and 22 others injured when a car ploughed into pedestrians in New York’s busy Times Square today, with authorities saying the driver of the vehicle, a US Navy veteran, has a criminal history and record of drunk driving.
Authorities identified the driver as Bronx resident Richard Rojas, 26, who was immediately taken into custody. NY City Mayor Bill de Blasio stressed that there was no indication the incident was an act of terror. He said Rojas is a US citizen and a former navy sailor. He had been arrested twice for drunken driving in 2008 and 2015, and once earlier this month for menacing.
The incident that occurred around noon left a 18-year-old dead and 22 injured, who were rushed to local hospitals. Four of them are critical.