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Car Rams 23 People in Times Square; 1 Dead

by CrownHeights.info staff:

A car slammed onto a busy sidewalk in Times Square about an hour ago, killing at least one person and injuring 22 others. Police say the incident is not terror related.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Broadway and West 45th Street at around noon today, Thursday.

At least one person is confirmed dead, with another 22 injured in various conditions.

The driver initially tried to flee the scene, but was subsequently taken into custody by the NYPD. He was identified as 26-year-old Richard Rohas of the Bronx.

According to police, the driver has two prior DWIs, and is believed to have been driving under the influence at the time of the crash.

The confirmed fatality is an 18-year-old girl. Her 13-year-old sister is among those injured.

The following video contains graphic images. Please view at your own discretion:

 

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6 Comments To "Car Rams 23 People in Times Square; 1 Dead"

#1 Comment By bdl On May 18, 2017 @ 2:10 pm

let us know the name of the driver.
The General Public will decide whether they trust that this was not an attack or not.
horrific

#2 Comment By Milhouse On May 18, 2017 @ 2:38 pm

First of all, the name is right there. Second, how could you possibly decide that?

#3 Comment By Are you from OT? On May 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

You probably can’t reed Englesh veri well.

Read slowly:

He was identified as 26-year-old Richard Rohas of the Bronx.

According to police, the driver has two prior DWIs, and is believed to have been driving under the influence at the time of the crash.

#4 Comment By What on earth!!? On May 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

Did someone’s head fall off???

#5 Comment By mob On May 19, 2017 @ 12:36 pm

The driver tested 0.0 for alcohol after the incident. The video clearly shows that the car was not out of control but very much in control and purposely driven through crowds on the sidewalk to inflict maximum mayhem. The driver then crashed into barriers and exited the car and started fighting with onlookers.

He might have a Hispanic name, but he clearly intended this to be a terror attack. Muslim or not, terror is terror!

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#6 Comment By Milhouse On May 21, 2017 @ 1:36 pm

First of all, alcohol is not the only intoxicant, and press reports indicate he was high on PCP, which is much worse than alcohol.

Beside which, even if he was stone cold sober, what makes you suspect it was a terrorist attack? Intention to kill doesn’t make it terrorism, that’s what makes it murder. You would seem to think every murderer is a terrorist.