Hours Square car crash driver told New York police he ‘heard voices’
Officials said incident at the popular sightseer place didnt appear to be linked to terrorism, and the suspected driver had prior convictions for drink driving
A man drove his car at high speed onto a sidewalk in New Yorks Times Square on Thursday, killing one 18 -year-old woman and injuring 22 other beings, told police he was listening expressions, law enforcement officials have said.
The driver, a US navy veteran mentioned as Richard Rojas, was arrested at the incident and breathalysed. Rojas had prior convictions for driving while intoxicated, according to police. He was seen slumped as he was incarcerated by several policemen and led to a police vehicle.
The New York fire department responded 13 beings were treated for traumata on the floor after the collision at the sightseer place in midtown Manhattan, which attracts more than 300,000 visitors a day.
In all, 22 beings were injured and an 18 -year-old woman was killed. The womans 13 -year-old sister was among the injured, according to authorities. Four beings were critically injured but all were expected to survive.