Ages 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 motorist had prior convictions for wino driving
A man drove his gondola 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 hearing articulations, law enforcement officials have said.
The driver, a US navy ex-serviceman appointed as Richard Rojas, was apprehended at the background and breathalysed. Rojas had prior beliefs for driving while intoxicated, according to police. He was seen slumped as he was detained by various patrolmen and led to a police vehicle.
The New York fire department said 13 parties were treated for harms on the ground after the collision at the tourist website in midtown Manhattan, which attracts more than 300,000 visitors a day.
In all, 22 people were injured and an 18 -year-old woman was killed. The maidens 13 -year-old sister was among the injured, is in accordance with authorities. Four parties were critically injured but all were expected to survive.