Thursday, May 18, 2017

Times Square Motorist Kills 1, Injures 23. Terrorism Is Being Ruled Out. Driver In Custody

CNN: Times Square car incident: 1 dead, 23 injured; driver in custody

(CNN)An 18-year-old woman was killed and at least 23 people injured Thursday when a speeding car plowed into pedestrians in Manhattan's bustling Times Square, city officials said.

The driver of the 2009 Honda Accord is in custody, New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill said. The motorist, 26-year-old Richard Rojas of the Bronx, has been arrested twice in the past for drunken driving, he said.

The incident, which unfolded just before noon, is being investigated as an accident, a police official said. There is no indication it was an act of terrorism, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city leaders said.

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WNU Editor: Everyone is nervous.

More News On Today's Incident At New York Times Square

1 Person Dead, 23 People Hurt When Car Slams Into Pedestrians In Times Square -- CBS New York
'We Got a Car Running People Over -- Notify Everyone': 1 Dead, 22 Hurt After Car Slams Into Crowd in Times Square -- NBC Washington
Car slams into Times Square pedestrians, killing one, injuring others -- Reuters
Car drives wrong way in Times Square, plows into pedestrians -- AP
Speeding car mows down pedestrians in Times Square -- New York Post


Anonymous said...

Be prepared to see more vehicular attacks like this one...copycat crimes are the new normal, see who can out-do the others.

Jay Farquharson said...


It was a drunk driver, not ISIS.

Anonymous said...

Cars plowing into crowds of people,ISIS or not is becoming the new norm.

Jay Farquharson said...

Drunk drivers kill roughly 10,000 people a year in the US.

All sources of terrorism in the US kills roughly 74 people a year, ( 69 by right wing terrorism).

Lightning kills roughly 51 people a year.

Anonymous said...

There were 2 suicide by cops in the same week down here...coincidence?