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One dead and 19 injured as car hits Times Square crowd

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One dead and 19 injured as car hits Times Square crowd

 
 
Emergency workers at the scene of the Times Square crash in New York.Image copyrightEPA

One person is dead and 19 others injured after a car drove on to a pavement in New York City's Times Square, the fire department says.

The driver is in custody and the area has been sealed off, according to the New York Police Department.

The vehicle reportedly jumped the kerb at 7th Avenue and 45th St near the city's popular tourist spot.

Photos showed a red Honda partially on its side on the pavement with smoke and flames spewing from the bonnet.

 

The 26-year-old driver was being tested for alcohol, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press news agency.

He reportedly had a history of driving while intoxicated, the official said.

Emergency workers at the scene of the Times Square crash in New York.Image copyrightEPA

Photos from the scene showed people being taken away on stretchers and other casualties strewn across the walkway.

Police reportedly said the driver "lost control" and the collision appeared to be an accident.

Emergency workers at the scene of the Times Square crash in New York.Image copyrightEPA

They added the incident was not connected to terrorism, CBS reported.

CBS reports that NYPD says the man in custody is suspected of driving while impaired, a charge often linked to drug or alcohol use.

But a witness told Reuters the vehicle drove against traffic before hitting the kerb and striking pedestrians.

A vehicle that struck pedestrians in Times SquareImage copyrightREUTERS

The FBI is investigating the incident.

One witness, Ed G Val, was across the street when he saw the car speeding north on the west sidewalk of 7th Avenue.

First responders are assisting injured pedestrians after a vehicle struck pedestrians on a sidewalk in Times Square in New York.Image copyrightREUTERS

"A woman in front on the sidewalk was hit and tossed before then car reached 44th street [and] continued ploughing people down at full speed up to 45th street where it was stopped after crashing into more people and the light posted pictured," he said in an Instagram post.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio were reportedly on their way to the scene.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump has also been informed about the incident.

The FBI is investigating the incident.

One witness, Ed G Val, was across the street when he saw the car speeding north on the west sidewalk of 7th Avenue.

First responders are assisting injured pedestrians after a vehicle struck pedestrians on a sidewalk in Times Square in New York.Image copyrightREUTERS

"A woman in front on the sidewalk was hit and tossed before then car reached 44th street [and] continued ploughing people down at full speed up to 45th street where it was stopped after crashing into more people and the light posted pictured," he said in an Instagram post.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio were reportedly on their way to the scene.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump has also been informed about the incident.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39968710

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அமெரிக்காவில் பாதசாரிகள் மீது வாகனம் மோதியதில் ஒருவர் பலி – பலர் காயம்

 

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அமெரிக்காவின் நியூயோர்க் நகரின் ரைம் சதுக்கத்தில் பாதசாரிகள் மீது வாகனம் ஒன்று மோதியதில் ஒருவர்  உயிரிழந்துள்ளதாக தகவல்கள் தெரிவிக்கின்றன.  மேலும் 20 பேர் காயமடைந்த நிலையில் 13 பேர் நிலையில் சிகிச்சை பெற்றுச் சென்றுள்ளதாக  தீயணைப்பு பிரிவினரின் தகவல்கள் தெரிவிக்கின்றன.

இது தொடர்பில் 26 வயதுடைய நபர் ஒருவர் கைது செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளதாகவும் இது ஒரு பயங்கரவாத நடவடிக்கையாக இருக்க முடியாது என  கருதுவதாக  காவல்துறை தரப்பு தகவல்கள் தெரிவிக்கின்றன.

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https://globaltamilnews.net/archives/27278

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