Several injured, 1 dead after speeding vehicle drives into Times Square

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It lies in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and leads to Broadway, New York's famed theater district.

Around noon on Thursday, may 18, the vehicle made arrival on pedestrians in the square times square in NY.

Another on the site shows him with a ripped t-shirt after he is subdued and surrounded by police officers.

He was identified as Richard Rojas, a 26-year-old from the Bronx with a history of arrests for driving while intoxicated, as well as other infractions. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. "I mean she just got to NY, that's her happy place". "No one even saw it coming".

Richard Rojas, 26, is accused of steering his vehicle onto the pavement in the heart of Times Square, driving for three blocks and hitting 23 pedestrians along the way. She could walk into a room and everybody would just be happy to see her. And now that she's gone, I don't know how I'm going to fill that void.

Jared Sabater was in Times Square and said he saw the auto racing at him but it crashed just short of him.

It is reported that the result of his test for alcohol was negative. In March, senior Dante Latora was killed in a vehicle crash.

Kelly Graves said she feared the worst, maybe a bomb, as "chaos" erupted and people began running.

Richard Rojas, 26, the driver of the vehicle that killed one and injured 22 others in the busy New York Times Square on Thursday, was admitted to Bellevue Hospital Center for evaluation.

Mr Aubry said: "He makes a u-turn on to the westside sidewalk between 7th Avenue and 42nd Street, proceeds on the westside sidewalk for three and a half blocks where he hits a stanchion".

Police said 23 people were hit by the auto, including an 18-year-old tourist from MI who died. Twenty-two people were hurt - one of them Elsman's 13-year-old sister.

Witnesses have described Rojas as "driving like a madman" and was heard screaming before making mounting the footpath.

Four were in critical condition.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is a U.S. citizen and former member of the U.S. Navy. But he added: "It's a tough day for New York City".

Trevor West, Ms Elsman's devastated boyfriend, told the New York Post she was on holiday with her mother and friend and that he "knew something terrible happened" when he had not heard from her in a while.

President Donald Trump is aware of the incident and will be updated, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted.

An 18-year-old female tourist's body lay covered with a bloodstained blanket while a police officer kept vigil nearby.

Six months ago the city completed a $55 million, almost six-year renovation of Times Square that turned roadways into pedestrian zones.

He left the service in May 2014, according to records, which do not offer any additional details.

In 2008 and 2015, he was arrested for drink-driving.

Photos from the scene showed multiple victims on the ground near the maroon Honda sedan, which came to rest on two wheels, wedged up against a light pole and metal barriers.