NEW YORK – One person was killed and at 19 were injured when a car struck pedestrians in New York’s Times Square on Thursday about noon, according to the Fire Department.
The driver appeared to have been either drunk or on drugs, a law enforcement official said. He has a history of DWI arrests, the official said.
The conditions of the people were not known, a spokeswoman said.
A Police Department spokesman said the driver of the car had been taken into custody.
A maroon Honda Accord sat tilted on a bollard in Times Square, its right wheels off the ground on the northwest corner of 45th Street and Broadway. Its front hood was crumpled and its trunk was open. Detectives and investigators surrounded the car.