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23 injured in Times Square car crash, one fatally

Times Square car crash
A car, allegedly driven by a 26-year-old man from the Bronx, crashed onto a sidewalk in Times Square in New York, injuring at least 23 people, one fatally.

The suspect was identified as Richard Rojas by Fox News and The New York Post. New York’s mayor said Rojas is a military veteran and U.S. citizen with an arrest history.


The car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians, jumping a curb. Early reports indicate the car crash was not terrorism-related, although obviously that was the initial concern because terrorists have recently used vehicles as a modus operandi for attacks throughout Europe.

The NYPD said within an hour after the crash that the incident is not terrorism but is possibly related to drunk driving.

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